23 May 2016

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)

NGDC provides stewardship, data, products and services for geophysical data describing the solid earth, marine, and solar-terrestrial environment, as well as earth observations from space. 

Key Features and Services:
  • Free Downloadable Data
  • Interactive Map Services
  • Metadata Catalog
  • Online Data Access Systems
  • Products by Media Types
Data categories:
  • Hazards
  • Marine
  • Satellite
  • Snow & Ice
  • Solar-Terrestrial
Available Data Types:
Aeromagnetic Data, Aurora, Bathymetry/Topography, Climatology, Coastlines, Computer Imagery, Cosmic Rays, Defence Meteorological (DMSP), Earthquake, Environmental Data, GIS Data, GPS (CORS), Geochemistry, Geodetic (GEOSAT), Geographic Boundaries, Geology, Geomagnetism, Geostationary (GOES), Gravity Data, Great Lakes, Habitat Characterization, Ionosphere, Magnetic Data, Marine Geology, Marine Geophysics, Marine Minerals, Marine Sediment and Rock, Marine Seismic Reflection Data, Marine Well Logs, Multi-beam Bathymetry, Natural Hazards, Ocean Drilling, Pale-oceanography, Satellite Data, Snow and Ice, Solar Data, Tsunamis and Volcanology.
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NGDC's data holdings currently contain more than 400 digital and analog databases, some of which are very large. As technology advances, so does the search for more efficient ways of preserving these data.

NGDC works closely with contributors of scientific data to prepare documented, reliable data sets and welcoming cooperative projects with other government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and universities, and encourage data exchange.
The Data Centre continually develops data management programs that reflect the changing world of geophysics and welcoming your input to their programs and look forward to supplying your data needs.

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