NASA Global Change Master Directory: Discover Earth science data and services

NASA's Global Change Master Directory

NASA's Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) is an online card catalog of data sets covering just about every scientific area of global change research. The website includes downloadable datasets, models and materials for various aspects of global change and the earth system. Data is grouped by category, including atmospheric, oceanic, geologic and biologic data. Examples of available data are global earthquake data, the carbon dioxide record from the Mauna Loa Observatory and monthly global surface temperature. There are also lists of links to more data from a variety of sources.

Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

Cutting Edge

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology, Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Oceanography, Hydrology, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Impacts of climate change, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Maps, Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Tools
Special Interest: Visualization, Complex Systems
Grade Level: High School (9-12), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Synthetic/Model Data, Real-Time Data, Observational Data
Ocean Environments: Surface Waters
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required, Broadly accessible
Topics: Atmosphere, Biosphere, Earth surface, Solid Earth, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Ocean, Physical Oceanography, Climate, Human Dimensions/Resources, Energy/Material cycles
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Environmental Science, Biogeoscience