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Dataset infoTypeOriginDescriptionData example
3D Land Mapping Land Cover Measured Combining Lidar and Radar for Remote Sensing of Land Surfaces 3D land mapping.png
A ~6km Daily Obserational Hydrometeorology data set, 1950-2013: North American Extent dataset Climate Measured Daily Obserational Hydrometeorology data set: North American Extent Daily Obserational Hydrometeorology data set-NA.png
AI&ML Challenge Dataset Substrates Measured Machine Learning 'Challenge Dataset' for the Seabed SeabedStack v01.png
ASTER Topography Measured Global topography from NASA's and METI's (Japan) Terra satellite ASTER machu picchu.jpg
Aerial images Fraser GST Topography Measured Aerial images of Fraser GST zone 1999-2014.png
African Sediment Yield Dataset River discharge Measured Measured sediment yields of African rivers Fig1 CatchmentLocations.png
AgeGrid Substrates Modeled Age, Spreading Rates and Spreading Asymmetry of the World's Ocean Crust Age of ocean floor 1024 lowres.jpg
CGIAR-CSI SRTM Topography Modeled Improved and void-filled global topographic model of the SRTM data; 3 arc-second (~90 m) cell size Cgiar screen.gif
Clara Orru - measured data of a degradational sand-gravel laboratory experiment Topography Measured measured data from a degradational sand-gravel laboratory experiment Sand-gravel.jpg
Coastal DEMs Topography Modeled High-resolution, integrated bathymetric-topographic relief models of U.S. coastal communities; 1/3 arc-second (~10 m) cell size and coarser Integrated coastal DEM.jpg
DBSEABED Substrates Measured dbSEABED describes the materials and features of the global seafloor. Domnc3D 29Sep2011.png
DDM30 Hydrography Modeled Global drainage direction map CM Capture 3.png
Dartmouth Flood Observatory River discharge Measured Dartmouth Flood Observatory: Space-based Measurement of Surface Water DFO global 2010.png
E-OBS Climate Measured E-OBS is a daily gridded observational dataset for precipitation and temperature in Europe based on ECA&D information. TX 04082003 obs.png
ETOPO1 Topography Modeled Global integrated bathymetric-topographic relief model; 1 arc-minute (~2 km) cell size ETOPO1.png
Experimentalist Data Catalog Surface properties Measured Experimental datasets offered by the Sediment Experimentalist Network Maytag.png
GEBCO Topography Modeled Global integrated bathymetric-topographic relief model; 1 arc-minute (~2 km) and 30 arc-second (~1 km) cell sizes GEBCO.png
GHSL Human dimensions Measured Global Human Settlement layer GHSL.png
GIMMS Land Cover Measured Global Inventory Modeling and Mapping Studies (GIMMS) GIMMS.png
GLC-SHARE Land Cover Measured Global Land Cover-SHARE (GLC-SHARE) provides access to an assembled product of global land cover. Glcshare map.jpg
GLOBALSOD Climate Measured NOAA Daily Global Summary of Day (GLOBALSOD) Station Data GOBALSOD.png
GLOBE Topography Modeled Global topographic relief model; 30 arc-second (~1 km) cell size Globe3t.gif
GLiM Surface properties Measured Global Lithological Map GLiM.png
GMIA Human dimensions Measured Global Map of Irrigation Areas (version 5.0) GMIA 2017.png
GPW Human dimensions Modeled Gridded Population of the World GPW.png
GRDC River discharge Measured Glocal Runoff Data Centre GRDC.png
GSHAP Surface properties Measured Global Seismic Hazard Assessment Program GSHAP-map.png
GSHHG Topography Measured Global Self-consistent, Hierarchical,
High-resolution Geography Database
GTOPO30 Topography Modeled GTOPO30 is a global digital elevation model with a horizontal resolution of 30 arc seconds. GTOPO30.png
Geomaterials Vocab Substrates Measured A Structured Vocabulary for Geomaterials Logi Graph.png
Geomorpho90m Land Cover Measured A global dataset comprising of different geomorphometric features derived from the MERIT-Digital Elevation Model (DEM) - the best global, high-resolution DEM available. Geomorpho90m GeomorphologicalForms.png
GlobCover Land Cover Measured Global Land Cover Map GlobCover2009.jpg
Global Cropland Area (1960-2100) Land Cover Modeled Global Cropland Area predictions by the GLUDM model GLUDM predictions.png
Global Forest Heights Land Cover Measured Forest canopy height globally with spaceborne lidar Global-forest-height-2005.png
Global Multibeam Bathymetry Topography Measured NGDC's global database of multibeam swath sonar bathymetric surveys Global Multibeam Bathymetry.png
Global River and Delta Systems River discharge Measured Global River and Delta Systems Global River and Delta systems.png
Global Topography Topography Modeled Global estimated bathymetric and integrated bathy-topo relief models; 1 minute (~2 km) and 30 arc-second (~1 km) cell sizes Global topography.png
Great Bay, NH - BBL Data June 2011 Oceanography Measured Fine resolution bottom boundary layer velocity measurements in a tidal estuary DataImage.jpg
Great Lakes Bathymetry Topography Modeled Bathymetric models and contours of the Great Lakes; 3 arc-second (~90 m) cell size Greatlakes.gif
HWSD Surface properties Measured Harmonized World Soil Database (HWSD) HWSD.jpg
HYDAT River discharge Measured HYDAT - Online access to historical water levels, streamflow and sediment data of Canada HYDAT NRC drainage basins Canada.png
HYDRO1k Hydrography Modeled HYDRO1k is a geographic database providing comprehensive and consistent global coverage of optographically derived data sets. HYDRO1k.png
Hooshmand etal JGR2015 Oceanography Measured Wave-supported mud layer laboratory data 07RSSone.jpg
HydroLAKES Hydrography Measured HydroLAKES is a database aiming to provide the shoreline polygons of all global lakes with a surface area of at least 10 ha. HydroLAKES.jpg
HydroSHEDS Hydrography Modeled Hydrological data and maps based on SHuttle Elevation Derivatives at multiple Scales. Hydrosheds scale1 world.jpg
IBCAO Topography Modeled Integrated bathymetric-topographic relief model of the Arctic Ocean; 500-meter cell size IBCAO.png
ICE-5G Cryosphere Modeled Global Grids of Ice Sheet Thickness and Paleotopography for 21,000 - present day ICE-5G.png
IEDA data services for observational Geoscience data Oceanography Measured IEDA or Integrated Earth Data Applications provides data services for observational Geoscience data from the Ocean, Earth, and Polar Sciences IEDA data example.png
LUSoils v.1 Land Cover Modeled Linking global land use and land cover to hydrologic soil groups from 850 to 2015. LU on Soil.jpeg
MERIT DEM Topography Measured The MERIT DEM was developed by removing multiple error components from existing spaceborne DEMs (SRTM3 and AW3D) Mek Amz.png
MLD Oceanography Measured Ocean mixed layer depth climatology Mixed layer schematic.jpg
Marine Geophysical Trackline Data Topography Measured NGDC's global database of marine trackline surveys; contains bathymetry, magnetics, gravity and seismic navigation data Marine Geophysical Trackline Data.png
Modeled Suspended Sediment in Global Rivers River discharge Modeled Modeled Global Suspended Sediment Flux Cohen 2014.jpg
NCED data repository Surface properties Measured Data from or related to the National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics (NCED) Nced log smTall.jpg
NED Topography Modeled U.S. National Elevation Dataset (NED) topographic relief model; 1/9 arc-second (~3 m) cell size to 2 arc-second (~60 m) cell size NED.png
NGDC Coastal Relief Model Topography Modeled Integrated bathymetric-topographic relief models of U.S. coasts; 3 arc-second (~90 m) cell size NGDC Coastal Relief Model.png
NHD Hydrography Measured The National Hydrography Dataset NHD.png
NLCD 1992 Land Cover Modeled National Land Cover Dataset 1992 NLCD1992.jpg
NLCD 2001 Land Cover Modeled National Land Cover Database of 2001 NLCD2001.png
NOSHDB Topography Measured Database of U.S. hydrographic surveys conducted by NOAA's National Ocean Service NOSHDB.png
NRLP India River discharge Modeled Proposed canals and dams data for the Indian Rivers Interlinking project India.png
NWIS River discharge Measured National Water Information System (NWIS) NWIS.png
National Climatic Data Center HDSS Access System Climate Measured Access portal for US weather radar data, satellite data, and additional (US and international) historical weather forecasts and data NEX-radar.png
Nearshore Oceanographic Observations at Drew Point, Alaska, Summers 2009 and 2010 Oceanography Measured Nearshore Oceanographic Observations at Drew Point, Alaska, Summers 2009 and 2010 Bernhart 2014.png
North America 3 arcsec drainage area Hydrography Modeled The drainage area of North America at 3 arc sec resolution, from 7°N, 55°W to 60°N, 142°W Na da 3arcsec.png
North American River Width Data Set (NARWidth) Hydrography Measured NARWidth is composed of planform morphometric measurements of North American rivers at approximately mean discharge NARWidth v01.jpg
OSCAR Oceanography Measured Ocean Surface Current Analyses - Real time World-realtime-sml.gif
OneGeology Substrates Modeled Datawarehouse to create a digital geological map of the world OneGeology.png
OpenTopography Topography Modeled Community access to high-resolution, Earth science-oriented, topography data, and related tools and resources. OpenTopography.png
PMIP 2 Climate Modeled Output from the second Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project Pmip2 logo 4 f bg.png
PSMSL Sea level Measured Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) PSMSL.png
Permafrost Temperatures, Alaska Cryosphere Measured U.S. Geological Survey's Borehole Temperature Logs from Arctic Alaska, pre-1989 Boreholelocs.gif
R-ArcticNet River discharge Measured R-ArcticNet (v4.0) - A Regional, Electronic, Hydrographic Data Network For the Arctic Region R-ArcticNet.png
RESSED Surface properties Measured The Reservoir Sedimentation Database RESSED data fig.png
Realtime Permafrost Alaska Cryosphere Measured U.S. Geological Survey: Real-Time Permafrost and Climate Monitoring Network - Arctic Alaska Lake31station.jpg
ReefBase Oceanography Measured A global information system for coral reefs Reefbase.png
SRTM Topography Measured Global topography from NASA's 2000 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) SRTM cover map.jpg
SSURGO Surface properties Measured SSURGO (Soil Survey Geographic database) refers to digital soils data produced and distributed by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) - National Cartography and Geospatial Center (NCGC). SSURGO data availability.png
STATSGO Surface properties Measured The U.S. General Soil Map STATSGO.png
SWBD Hydrography Measured Shuttle Radar Topography Mission Water Body Dataset SWBD.png
Sage River discharge Measured Global River Discharge Database Sage.png
Sea Ice Concentrations NSIDC Cryosphere Measured Sea Ice Concentrations from Nimbus-7 SMMR and DMSP SSM/I Passive Microwave Data Sea Ice Concentration.png
Sediment Thickness of worlds oceans Oceanography Measured Total Sediment Thickness of the World's Oceans & Marginal Seas Sediment tickness.png
Southern Alaska Coastal Relief Model Topography Modeled Integrated bathymetric-topographic relief model of Southern Alaska; 24 arc-second cell size Southern Alaska Coastal Relief Model.png
TPXO6.2 Oceanography Modeled Global Inverse Tide Model Model TPXO62 load plot.jpg
TRMM Climate Measured Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission TRMM.png
UNPD Human dimensions Modeled United Nations Population Database (1950 - 2050) UNPD.png
WaveWatch III^TM Oceanography Modeled WAVEWATCH III™ (Tolman 1997, 1999a, 2009) is a third generation wave model developed at NOAA/NCEP in the spirit of the WAM model (WAMDIG 1988, Komen et al. 1994). Simulation results contain waves & swells Hs, direction, period, wind direction, etc. Atlantic.hs.f039h.png
World Glacier Inventory Cryosphere Measured Information on glaciers for over 100,000 glaciers through out the world served by the National Snow and Ice Data Center World Glacier Inventory.png
World Ocean Atlas 2001 Oceanography Measured World Ocean Atlas 2001 (WOA01) World Ocean Atlas 2001.png
World Ocean atlas Oceanography Measured World Ocean Atlas 2009 Sea surface temperature.jpg
World River Sediment Yields Database River discharge Measured This database contains data on annual sediment yields in worldwide rivers and reservoirs, searchable by river, country and continent. Mississippi.jpg
World Vector Shoreline Topography Measured World Vector Shoreline WVS.png