Useful climate tools and data sites

Here are some links to useful climate data/tools. There’re my favourite places to get simple data.

If anyone uses anything different, please leave let me know!

KMNI’s Climate Explorer – excellent tool to get loads of data and basic plots. I’ve always found the inface friendly too.

NASA’s GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) – raw station data and nice plotting tool.

UEA’s Climatic Research Unit have lots of data but no plotting tools.

Daily Earth Temperatures from Satellites – if you want satellite derived temperatures from various levels, this is the place to go.

NOAA’s National Climatic Data Centre – looks like there’s lots there but I’ve never really looked through it.

The University of Wyoming’s weather balloon data – probably a bit niche for this list but this is an amazing archive of balloon data from all over the world! Surely you need to check just how strong the Antarctic inversion is today? No?

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3 Responses to “Useful climate tools and data sites”

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  2. J. Barnett Says:

    Yourrecent blog article cited in the ‘Think green’ group on LinkedIn today.

    I am certainly no climate scientist but have taken a keen interest since the 1970s in my hippy eco-self-sufficiency phase. Every day I look at what the jet-stream is doing to supplement the usual weather forecasts.
    http://squall.sfsu.edu/gif/jetstream
    Perhaps this could be added to your ‘Useful sites…’ list
    Today’s image of Western Europe shows a sinister looking circle instead of the usual continuous stream. What does THAT mean? Well,… ‘usual’.. it’s been fragmented for the last few months instead of being continuous.

    Keep up the good work!

    • andyrussell Says:

      Great! Thanks for the link.

      UK meteorologists tend not to talk about the jet stream much unless its doing something really unusual. But I hear they talk about it a lot in the States, like on the Weather Channel.

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