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* Earth & Environmental Science: Finding Data

Quickguide to EES Finding Data

Table of Contents

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Librarian for EES 
  3. Tips for finding and using environmental data
  4. Data resources by topic:
    1. Environment
    2. Energy
    3. Geoscience
    4. Geographic Information Systems
    5. Agriculture


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Getting started with environmental data

Tips for searching for data:

  • Do you need to manipulate it?
    • Many resources provide data back files, and many more merely provide summaries as PDFs. Know what you need as you search, to prevent headaches down the line.
  • How current do you need it to be?
    • Summary statistics and raw datasets both can be susceptible to time lags.
    • For the most up to date weather and climate data, NOAA and the USGS can bring you to current raw datasets.
    • For the most up to date maps and satellite images, NASA is a good place to start.
  • Need it to be global?
    • Start with UNEP and


Energy Data

Geoscience Data

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Geotechnology

Agriculture Statistics