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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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What is the status of meteorological data exchange standards?

How do the web services exchange meteorological data? One method is transferring NetCDF and GRIB data and hooking them up to your software. I read here about the possibility of using WFS and WCS. ...
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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 comprehensive listing of geostationary weather satellites?

Periods of operation at longitude--current as well as historical. The historical list on Wikipedia is incomplete. Is there a single site with status of operational satellites (real-time) or do you ...
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Where can I obtain ocean wave data of the Southeast Asian region?

I am interested in obtaining ocean wave data (preferably from actual measurements), such as wave height, period, and direction, in the Southeast Asian region. Where can I obtain them?
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What is a source of worldwide temperature data that also includes extreme weather?

I often need to calculate heat balances for large biogas plants, an important factor is outside temperature. I normally use the weather data from Klimadiagramme.de where I can find the mean monthly ...
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Where and how can seismic data for earthquakes and volcanoes be downloaded?

I need it in this format. I went to USGS and IRIS websites but couldn't understand the downloading procedure
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What is the (average) velocity of ocean currents?

Does anybody know where to find statistical (average, standard deviation) data on velocities of ocean currents, such as Equatorial countercurrent North of Madagascar Agulhas current East Australia ...
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Canadian equivalent to AMLIS database?

I am interested in in situ coal fires. In furtherance of this, I am hoping to find a database of Canadian mine reclamation sites, complete with incident or status reports and descriptions of specific ...
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How can I find the nearest point on the coast from an ocean location?

Given some location of interest $X$ in a lake or in the ocean with known lat and lon, I'd like to find the lat and lon of the coastal location that is closest to $X$, as well as distance between the ...
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NCEP reanalysis model levels

ECMWF Model Levels The above link describes the coefficients used to define the ECMWF model levels in pressure in order to compute geopotential height. Is there a similar data for NCEP reanalysis ...
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Sea Surface Height Data

Is there a good dataset on global ocean sea surface height? I found this, http://climate.nasa.gov/interactives/sea_level_viewer, but there is no data I can download and it's hard to see the latitude ...
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Predicting school closures with historical weather prediction data?

I'm interested in predicting when the local schools will be closed due to snow and other winter weather. I have a list of school closure dates and a rough sense of the criteria used to determine the ...
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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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Where can I get archived hourly wind speed data for Germany?

Can some one suggest me a web site for archived hourly wind data for Germany. I have seen here but it was not useful for me.
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Dataset for expected sea level rise in case of massive meltdowns (Greenland/Antarctica)

Around the time climate change became a 'public issue' (let's say shortly after An inconvenient truth came out), figures started getting published about the expected (global) sea level rise in case of ...
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Resources to determine temperature probability for a given location on a given date

What tools or resources are available (free) on the web to determine the probability of a given point on the earth to be at or above (or below) a specific temperature on a specific date. Some [...
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Availability of mean squared slope or wave spectra data for the sea surface

The mean squared slope is a property of the sea surface that is often sensed by microwave radars [1] [2]. While spatial data for sea surface salinity, sea surface height, and significant wave height ...
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What kind of data is best shown in a rose diagram?

I am looking for some geological data where presenting it in a rose diagram is desirable. I don't really know what kind of data is suitable. Any suggestion of data — preferably from the field of ...
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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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Publicly available data set with ensemble forecasts and observations?

I am looking for a publicly available, easy to download, small data set of ensemble forecasts (or reforecasts), with corresponding observations or reanalysis. We are planning to illustrate some ...
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Remote Sensing System (RSS) historical atmospheric data continually updated

Does anyone know why every month there are updates to the RSS historical atmospheric data? How can data that is 10 years old need adjusting every month? For instance, here's the difference in data ...
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Deciphering NCDC data

I need US monthly climate data for the years 1992-2012. It would be great to get down to a county level, but by state would be just fine. Every site that I go to inevitably kicks me to the NCDC, but I ...
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Freely available and re-distributable weather observations over the US?

I am looking for a (small) data set of weather observations for a few (say 5-20) weather stations in the US, with observations of precipitation, temperature and wind speed for the year 2016. The data ...
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Where can I find the record for the heaviest single-day rainfall ever recorded on any date at a specific location?

I need to find out the largest amount of rainfall ever recorded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Where could I find this record?
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where can I download ECHAM climate model data?

Is there any website where can I download ECHAM climate model data?
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Single-layer water content variables

In different reanalysis products (ERA 20C and NOAA/OAR/ESRL/PSD 20th Century daily data specifically) one can find the following variables: Total column water (ERA) Total column rain water (ERA) ...
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Negative values of relative humidity in CFSR

I recently started using the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) 6-hourly products (http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds093.0/), and I noticed many values of relative humidity are negative. Is this ...
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Why does NOAA no longer provide sunshine data?

It seems like NOAA used to provide sunshine data from the US weather stations but no longer does. Is there a reason that was discontinued?
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Street and road data

Where do companies like Google and Yahoo and Mapquest get their street and road data? Is this a data source that the public has access to?
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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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Wind direction data

I'm trying to validate some work I've been doing on extracting wind direction measurements from data. Where can I access historical wind direction data online that gives ~hourly measurements? ...
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How can I get historical weather data for the United States?

I went to the web site of the National Weather Service and clicked around but it was fruitless. How can I get historical weather data in the US? I want to get daily high and low and precipitation for ...
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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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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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CFSR hourly surface wind time series

I am looking for hourly surface wind reanalysis data for the past two years. I am looking at the CFSR/CFSv2 data accessible from UCAR: http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds094.1 The 6-hourly products are "...
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How does the air-circulation in the lower stratosphere look like?

I would like to simulate the trajectory of a weather balloon in an altitude of 12 to 20 km. For this I would like to know how the velocity-field (i.e. wind-speed and direction as a function of ...
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How are global cloud cover estimates generated and how is the data accessed?

The website ventusky.com offers three models to produce cloud estimate: ICON, GFS and GEM. They extract a fractional cloud number, shown in percentage. From the ERDDAP portal to the GFS model (...
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Heating degree days forecast

I am trying to find heating degree days forecast data for a certain state for a long period ( > 3 mons) published by the US government or universities. What I found: Heating Degree Days W. N. ...
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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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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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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 find geomagnetic observations for the Indian Ocean region in 2017?

I am looking for the geomagnetic data for the Indian Ocean region. The 3D data should correspond to longitude-latitude grids at hourly intervals. The model data is easily available at NOAA but I need ...
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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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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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Where can I find wave scatter tables (joint probability Hs vs T) for certain coastal regions?

I am struggling to find a database or free source of joint probability of significant wave height and period, i.e. wave scatter tables. Data for buoys are useful, however not available for regions ...
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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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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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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-...