Part 1—Select and Retrieve Data from EOS EarthData

Step 1 –
Access the EOS- EarthData site

  1. In order to receive data from EOS-EarthData access the homepage at EOS-EarthData.

Step 2 –
Browse the EOS-EarthData Data Holdings

  1. From the homepage, go to the Browse and Order Data page by clicking on the Data tab of the headers, and selecting the Order Data tab.



  2. Once on the Data page, select the VEMAP2 Transient Dynamics Data from the list of Regional and Global Projects.

  3. From the VEMAP2 Transient Dynamics Data page, download annual climate projection data including: precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, and solar radiation. You will need to complete this set of steps twice, first for the state of California, and then for the state of Minnesota from the VEMAP2 Transient Dynamics Data collection for the years 2000 through 2100.
  4. Start by using the drop down menu to choose a region of the interest, the United States, USA states. Then narrow that selection to California. When your selection has been made a green arrow will appear next the the title. You will notice that the number of holding changes as you sub-set the data.
  5. Set your time period to begin Jan 2000 and end in Dec 2100.
  6. Then choose the precipitation, maximum and minimum temperature, and solar radiation from the keyword list.

Step 3 –
Select and Order Data

  1. Scroll down the page and view the Table of Holdings. Scroll through the table of data holdings and select the four holdings for mean annual (not mean monthly) minimum temperature, maximum temperature, solar radiation, and precipitation from the Canadian Climate Center. You can differentiate the Canadian Climate Center holdings from the Hadley model holdings from the text in the holding note: Canadian Climate Center holdings are abbreviated CGCM1.
  2. A sample selection is shown below:


  3. Finally, under Place Order, select an output format, choose ASCII Tabular. Once you've made your selections, click the Get Data button.

Step 4 –
Retrieve Your Order

  1. Generally, your order will be ready in only a few minutes.



  2. Once your order is ready, download the data to your computer. Download all the files (in a compressed format) by selecting the eosearthdataxx.zip file link.

Step 5 –
Access and Select Minnesota Data

Repeat the steps listed above to download a second set of data for Minnesota.

Step 6 –
The Data Files

If you experience difficulties downloading the data, the files that you will need are posted below.

PC users perform a "Save Target As.." by right-clicking on the following files and saving them to your hard drive. (These instructions apply when using Internet Explorer, Safari, and Firefox. Your download command may be slightly different for another browser.)

Mac users hold down the ctrl key and click "Download (or Save) linked file to disk.." to download the following files. Save them to your hard drive. (These instructions apply when using Internet Explorer and Firefox. Your download command may be slightly different for another browser.)


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