Center for International Earth Science Information Network
http://www.ciesin.columbia.edu/index.html

Columbia University


CIESIN was established in 1989 as a non-profit, non-governmental organization to provide information that would help scientists, decision-makers, and the public better understand their changing world. CIESIN specializes in global and regional network development, science data management, decision support, and training, education and technical consultation services. CIESIN has an extensive and varied set of resources it makes available to its users. These resources include interactive visualization and mapping applications, guides and gateways to metadata and data resources, guides and gateways to information systems, links to CIESIN programs and projects, and links to related discussion lists.

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Subject: Biology, Environmental Science:Soils and Agriculture:Food Production and Distribution, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning, Human Population, Policy:Global Policy, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biodiversity, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Soils, Atmospheric Science:Climatology
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools, Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Datasets with Teaching Activities, Policy Resources
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Environmental Policy: Global Policy
Health Topics: Gases, Airborne Transport Processes, Heavy Metals
Science Background Required: Broadly accessible
Topics: Climate, Atmosphere, Biosphere, Human Dimensions/Resources