Members of the Climate Analysis Section at NCAR, who publish the Climate Data Guide

The Climate Data Guide provides concise and reliable information on the strengths and limitations of the key observational data sets, tools and methods used to evaluate (or initialize or force) Earth system models and to understand the climate system. Citable expert commentaries are authored by experienced data users and developers, enabling scientists to increase the visibility of their work and the diverse user community to access and understand the data that underpin climate science.

One of the most-visited websites at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), the Climate Data Guide attracts a global audience of students, faculty members, and a growing number of climate professionals across many economic sectors. The Climate Data Guide expands the reach of NCAR's actionable science.

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Ensuring that the Climate Data Guide remains a high quality, growing and relevant resource that serves the climate science community.