Some Suggested Links to Data

This material was originally created for Starting Point:Introductory Geology
and is replicated here as part of the SERC Pedagogic Service.

  • Earth Observatory. The Earth Observatory data and images page provides an interactive way to view some of the dynamic processes on our planet. Most of the datasets begin in 1978 and extend to the present. Data is arranged into topics of atmosphere, oceans, land, life on earth, and heat and energy. (more info)
  • IRIS: Seismic Monitor. This web site provides an interactive map of global seismic activity that is updated every 30 minutes. Users can click on geographical areas of the map, and will be taken to a table which describes the time, location, magnitude and comments about particular seismic events. Information is kept for earthquakes that have occurred in the last 24 hours, 15 days, and five years. (more info)
  • International Research Institute for Climate Prediction/ Lamont- Doherty Earth Observatory Climate Data Library. This site offers interactive manipulation of data holdings within the Climate Data Library of the International Research Institute for Climate Prediction/ Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (IRI/LDEO). Data searches can be conducted by keywords, by Category, or by the local dataset name. (more info)
  • Online Trends - A Compendium of Data on Global Change. This website provides access to online databases containing information on atmospheric gases, specific greenhouse gases, and climatic variables. Each category contains a list of reports or data sets, which are focused on that particular topic. This site offers information that dates back into the 1800's and is an excellent resource for quantifying changing atmospheric conditions. (more info)
  • Real-Time Water Data. This site provides access to streamflow data for USGS (United States Geological Survey) streamflow monitoring sites around the United States. The data can be searched using an interactive map or by state. (more info)

For additional geoscience data, visit the tools and data sets part of the NSDL/Cutting Edge Using Data in the Classroom portal.