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Where can I get archived hourly temperature data?

I am looking for historical hourly temperature data from many cities in the US what other data sources are there except wunderground? UPDATE: I will use the data to compare stations from the same ...
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Is there a freely usable map of Earth cave systems and/or density?

I am considering creating some sort of model of the Earth using real world collected data. Things like worldwide height maps certainly exist, as do many maps of minerals, rainfall, etc. Are there ...
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Does anyone know of a DBMS with global geospatial search?

We need to store coverage areas and search by location over arbitrarily large areas. It has to be able to handle polar searches and coverage areas that span multiple hemispheres. No GIS can do this. ...
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Is it right practice to validate temperature data with reanalysis data?

For a project I am working on I received raw data from many meteorology stationes. Is it right practice to test this data against air temperature from noaa's ncep/ncar data?
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How can I find a large petrology dataset?

I need a large dataset of the oxide components of peridotitic rocks and their manual classification for a project of mine. The only one that I managed to find was from the EarthChem database and it is ...
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Question about earthquake data attribute codes

I have some earthquake data with an attribute field call M and has values c, h , l , m or w. There is another one called Magnitude so I assume its not that. Any ideas what M represents and what the ...
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Querying Seismic Databases

I'm trying to find 3-component records of the P-wave arrivals of a variety of earthquakes at seismic stations (specific earthquakes or stations aren't important, I just want a small library of these ...
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Is there a recent global gridded temperature dataset with 0.1 deg resolution?

I've been searching for a 2017 or 2018 or 2019 (or any combo) gridded dataset for surface temperature for the globe with a 0.1 degree resolution. Unfortunately even after hours of searching, for this ...
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Are 'Return Periods' being recalculated? If so, how?

The concept of 'return period' (= 'average recurrence interval', or ARI) is widely used in hydrology, and to a much lesser extent in geology, geomorphology, geophysics, etc. Whatever the application, ...
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Historical data on world's forest area

Is there long historical data (at least a few centuries back), at the world level, of forest area? I've only found data by the FAO starting in 1990 (see here). There is some older evidence for a few ...
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Where can I find a database of historical wildfires in the USA back to 1960?

Not sure if it is the right place to post this question but I'd like to know where to find a wildfire database? I don't need any geospatial data. Just a list of the wildfires that happened in USA ...
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Lithologic and hydrostratigraphic logs for the Deccan volcanic province, India

I need data on depth/thickness of of different lithologic units under Deccan Volcanic Province in MP, Maharashtra and Gujarat. For this if anyone can help in providing help in obtaining well log data ...
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Where can I find weather data on ambient outside illumination?

I am looking to analyze outside lighting data and its implications on human health regionally, but I can't seem to find a ubiquitous database that contains outside lux illumination data throughout the ...
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Wavewatch III data

I need to simulate some ocean data on the south coast of France, near to Marseilles. Ideally I am looking for parameters such as wind direction, wind speed, significant wave height, peak wave period ...
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Is there an atmospheric data database somewhere on the web?

For a personal project, i wanted to develop a global atmospheric database, to compile data like wind speed and direction, temperature, etc. from different sources. My question is this : Does such a ...
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Where can I find a list of snow fall recording stations in my zip code?

Where can I find the locations on snow fall recording stations in a particular United States county or zip code? Is there a way that I can find an hour by hour recent history of snow fall? Hour by ...
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Is there any downscaled income data for representative concentrations pathways?

I know that downscaled income data existed for The Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (SRES) Scenarios for IPCC's climate change scenarios. (http://ciesin.columbia.edu/datasets/downscaled/) For ...
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Open Mining facility/operation GIS data

Wondering if there is any GIS data available for mining operations in any places in the world. I looked here but didn't find much: https://catalog.data.gov/dataset?tags=mines https://www.eia.gov/...
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Historical isobaric charts?

I am looking for a small-scale isobaric chart, which encompasses central Africa. I am interested in the time span of the past few months. Do you know where to find it? Thanks
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Searching for database for Colorado soils that goes back to 1990's

Are there any database for the soils database out there beside NRCS ? I am fully aware that NRCS has their database on their website but I was wondering if there is one that can't i find them ? I am ...
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Database/Reference on optimal conditions for plant growth in greenhouses

We are a group of computer science students currently working on a university project to create a (almost) self-sufficient greenhouse. The hardware and software aspects being almost finished, we ...
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Database of monthly climate data 2018 - 2019

Specifically I'm looking for climate data (average temperature, precipitation) for the summer months of 2018 in Belgium and of 2019 in Japan. Ideally of high spatial resolution, because my areas of ...