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Earth science dataset for binary classification

I'm a statistician looking for a dataset in earth science for a binary classification task, i.e., the response variable should be binary. My goal is to test a newly developed version of the invariant ...
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Municipal websites with air pollution information

I am looking for ways to present real-time meteorological and pollutant data in a website. Searching the internet for pollutant data, I've found interesting sites for Dublin, Thermi (in Greece), and ...
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Are there good public datasets for ocean currents?

Some years ago I made a weather app based on a yearly updated Copernicus dataset. Its main features are monthly wind roses that summarize the last 5 years for a selected area. My idea was that this ...
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SEG-2 vs SEG-Y file formats

I have limited experience with the different SEG file formats and I was hoping if someone could shed some light on the current preffered file formats used in software applications and for sharing ...
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Origin of dislocations in FAO data between 1991 and 1992 (via World Bank)?

I have been inspecting the World Bank database, including development indicators based on FAO data. For some of these indicators, for instance "Permanent cropland (% of land area)" and "...
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Faulty dataset on Worldclim.org

I am currently working on a research project regarding climate sensitivities of plant species and I need to analyze future climate data. Worldclim.org has a broad spectrum of climate data based on ...
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What do the values in Cloud Mask represent in landcovernet database?

I thought it would be a 0/1 mask that would tell if each pixel is covered by cloud or not but instead it has integer values. What do they represent?
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Downloading JRA-3Q efficiently using a python script

The JRA-3Q dataset is available from DIAS. There is an online interface to download what you need file-by-file. Other reanalyses like ERA5 and MERRA2 have access points that let you write a python ...
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Map of earth subsurface temperature

I see similar flavours of this question have been asked a few times, but I still don't see a satisfying answer. I am looking for data (maps) of the earth subsurface temperature at a depth sufficient ...
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Is there a way to know what the concentrations of various minerals and ions in the water of a human usable hot spring are?

I have heard that there are hot springs in Greece which contain high amounts of ions and minerals (namely Lithium) that some people believe has beneficial impact on mental health. I can't verify/know ...
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Is This Portion of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide a Good Representation of Parallel Sided Slab on Slope Glacier

I'm trying to find data that I can use to compare to the graph in Figure 6.2 on page 88 of this source which shows temperature (found from solving the parallel sided slab on slope problem) vs height ...
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Is there an open high frequency (1-0.2 Hz) wind measurement dataset from a marine station?

I want to conduct a statistical analysis of high-frequency wind measurements. This analysis aims to define relevant parameters for competitive coastal sailboat racing so the sampling frequency should ...
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Is There Data Describing the Velocity of Different Heights of a Glacier?

I'm looking for glacier data that provides the velocity at different heights within a glacier. So, ideally I would like data that includes not only velocity at the surface, but also velocity at at ...
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An approximate, piecewise continuous analytical model for Earth's radial density profile useful for numerical integration?

An intriguing question in Space SE Optimal depth for underground flyby? asks about a theoretical spacecraft trajectory for a "slingshot maneuver" also known as a gravitational assist or &...
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Data for Isoscape

I am in the process of creating an isoscape for the stable isotopes in precipitation (2H and 18O). Does anyone know of any other databases besides GNIP (IAEA) that have further entries (especially ...
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Total Cloud Cover% from NOAA inverted?

I'm trying to find and use data involving total cloud cover %. I have downloaded data from NCEI/NOAA specifically here and I'm plotting it like this: ...
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Weather station data

I am currently setting up a wind-wave model for which I need to input the wind forcing for the whole domain. I have obtained the wind speed and direction from two sources: CFSv2 and ERA5. ...
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What meteorological data is needed for air quality machine learning models?

Are there any studies that discuss what meteorological data I should look at if I am creating an air quality model with machine learning? That is, what should I extract from NCEI or ERA5 first if I ...
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weather forecast data: how to know what to choose

I am interested in weather predictions at 1-day, 1-week and 2-weeks, ideally with a 1-kilometer resolution in various regions around the globe. I am particularly interested in wind speed at 100m. I am ...
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How much would weather data from ocean-going vessels improve climate research?

I would like to know how good the weather data coverage is on the surface of the world’s oceans, and how much it would improve climate research/models if weather observations from ocean-going vessels ...
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High vertical resolution atmospheric sounding data

I'm currently doing some analysis using atmospheric sounding data available at University of Wyoming (I assume these are from the GTS network). But, the vertical resolution of the sounding data ...
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A database with measurments of meteorological parameters at various altitudes

I am a P.h.D student working on effects of Evaporation duct on radio propagation. Pandemic is successfully stopping me from obtaining my own measurements for my thesis, but I would like to compare the ...
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Where do I get hourly temperature data for cities with a high resolution?

I want to do a project with very high resolution temperature data from a city (any city) with very high resolution (<10 m), in an attempt to create an animated 3D microclimate map for that city. ...
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Any open source sub-daily weather data other than Jena?

I am looking for observed sub-daily weather data (as 1d time series) which must include temperature, humidity, solar radiation and wind speed for a any location on earth. Currently I am aware of Jena ...
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How to make a Python function return the Moon's gravitational force (acceleration) to calculate orbits?

The Space SE question How much does it cost to land on a lunar mascon? includes the background information below. I am sure it's not too hard to find a link where spherical harmonic coefficients for ...
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Format/interpretation of NOAA Elevation Data

I've downloaded the all10g data from https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/topo/gltiles.html and also the globedocumentationmanual.pdf from the "The Globe Project Report" link on that page. The only ...
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Temperature at 2 m MERRA2

I need MERRA2 data with Temperature at 2m. I'm checking on https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/daac-bin/FTPSubset2.pl but I can't find this variable. Suggestions where I can find them? Or anyone that did ...
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Global areas below sea level dataset?

Anyone know of an existing dataset of areas below sea level? Vector extents would be ideal. Doesn't need to be super detailed for my purposes, but it would be good if it included all areas (e.g. over-...
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High-resolution georeferenced population data [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good source for high-resolution georeferenced population data? I know that Natural Earth Data's Cultural Vectors e.g. contain the population per country. However, I am looking ...
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Finding free humidity data

I am trying to find historical humidity levels (ideally in percentage format) across the globe divided by sub-country regions or more granular. The time granularity would be daily, but hourly would ...
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Average thunderstorm days for each month

How can I find the average number of days with thunderstorms for each month for different cities in the United States? I’m doing a researching project for this and I need to find some links that will ...
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Determining Horizontal Coordinate System data (azimuth, altitude) for geographic locations

I would like to determine, specifically, azimuth and elevation data for any given location on the surface of the earth relative to another location on the surface of the earth (for my purposes, the ...
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Where can I download historical sesimic data in CSV/Excel format for processing in R?

I'm not familiar with these kinds of data sets but I'm looking for some data for a project I'm working on. Essentially I would like multiple time series of seismic data from different stations over ...
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Where I can find high-res public domain images of Countries or Continents on the web

I found this one of Africa: That one is nice because it's > 3000x3000px which is large enough. I have looked around a bit for ones of these countries but haven't found anything that is large/high ...
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Get atmospheric pressure values through JavaScript

I'm working on a programming project in which I want to show isobars on a map with OpenStreetMap and the HTML tag canvas. The main problem that I'm facing is the dificulty of retrieving consistent ...
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Where can I find wave height/period, current velocity and wind speed/direction data at the Qiangzhou strait in China?

I'm looking for time series of wave height/ period, velocity currents and wind speed/direction specifically for the Qiangzhou strait in China. Global data sets could also work.
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Do any of the ECMWF ensemble forecasts have the associated true values?

I am looking for a dataset of ensemble forecasts and the associated true observed values. For example, a dataset containing $n$ ensemble forecasts of the temperature in 24 hours and the observed ...
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Public sources of topographical data of Earth?

I would like to find sources of topographical data for Earth's surface. I've looked in GIS SE and Open Data SE but haven't found a good answer to this so I though I'd ask here in Earth Science. Are ...
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Where are old Himawari weather satellite images available to the public? Is the 18-Dec-2018 Bearing Sea fireball still there?

In Scott Manley's new video 173 Kiloton Explosion Over Bering Sea Was Asteroid Breaking Up a bit after 01:30 he says The good news is that in these days of near-...
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Data for plotting tephigrams

I want to plot some tephigrams. Where can I find pressure, temperature and dewpoint data in text format?
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mountain database of elevation and distance from saddle (as a proxy for gradient)

I'm interested in doing data visualization projects about mountains. We have data from http://www.peaklist.org/ultras.html complied by Aaron Maizlish (Who we tried to contact but not sure of his ...
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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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Where can I download Landsat 7 data as GeoTiff

I want to test a program for image classification that uses GeoTiff data with a separate file for each band. So I'm looking for some sample satellite data, preferably of Landsat 7, that doesn't need ...
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Where can I download recent precipitation data for Cape Town

I need data on monthly precipitation for Cape Town between 1970 and 2018. I found this page: http://cip.csag.uct.ac.za/webclient2/datasets/ But it only seems to offer information until 2000. It's the ...
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Real time flood data in the United States

I am trying to find real time information about flood events in the United States, ideally in polygon format. So far I have found two sources: USGS Flood Watch: Points where flood sensors are and ...
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Radiometric dating data sets

I am in the process of learning what sort of data is collected with radiometric dating techniques, used for absolute dating. It sounds like there are two primary ones: Radiocarbon dating (~50k year ...
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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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What a place that sells rocks is called [closed]

If a nursery sells plants, I'm wondering what a place that sells rocks is called. Something where they offer rocks of various sizes like this: Well, those are all river rocks, but I'm wondering about ...
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If the study of "minerals" is covered by inorganic chemistry

I am wondering what field studies "minerals", such as the minerals in Wikipedia's list. I keep thinking that perhaps it would be covered in inorganic chemistry (list of inorganic compounds wiki), but ...
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How to best visualize temperature increase (due to climate change) using GHCN data?

Immediately below is an illustration of my first/prototype attempt to visualize this, which is further explained after that... What you're looking at is a year-by-year animation of TMAX (daily max ...
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