Download Climate Data

List of different climate data sources and their uses

NOAA, Earth System Research Laboratory

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Instead of clicking every single year file to download, python script can be used as:

import urllib.request
for i in range(1979,2018,1):
    print('donwloading year',i)
urllib.request.urlretrieve(file, data)

This script downloads SLP daily data from 1979 to 2017 without clicking all files one by one.

ECMWF, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

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Example python script for downloading from ECMWF:

from ecmwfapi import ECMWFDataServer
from numpy import*
server = ECMWFDataServer()
for i in range(1979,2018,1):
        "class": "ei",
        "dataset": "interim",
        "date": dat,
        "expver": "1",
        "grid": "1/1",
        "levtype": "sfc",
        "param": "151.128",
        "step": "0",
        "stream": "oper",
        "time": "00:00:00/06:00:00/12:00:00/18:00:00",
        "type": "an",
        "area": "0/-180/-90/180",
        "format" : "netcdf",
        "target" :tar,

For details how to download using webAPI

NCAR, National Center for Atmospheric Research

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USA Gov Data

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International Research Institute for Climate & Society

The IRI Data Library is a powerful and freely accessible online data repository and analysis tool that allows a user to view, analyze, and download hundreds of terabytes of climate-related data through a standard web browser.

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Earth Observation Data