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GMAOaerosolAerosols
Aerosols such as dust, sea salt, organic and black carbon, and sulfate, interact both directly and indirectly with the Earth's radiation budget and climate. Climate modelers use observational aerosols as input to their climate models and generate output containing modeled aerosols.

Spatial Coverage: Global
CERESlogoCloud and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System (CERES)
CERES products include both solar-reflected and Earth-emitted radiation from the top of the atmosphere and the Earth's surface. CDS provides access to CERES shortwave and longwave radiation data through the obs4MIPs project in the ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 03/2000 - latest processed, monthly
Data Resolution: 1° x 1°

logom2COLA Climate Model (NCEP CFSv2)
The Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA) used the National Center for Environmental Prediction's (NCEP) Climate Forecast System (CFSv2) to prepare CMIP5 decadal climate model simulations. CDS published their model output in the CMIP5 on the ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1960 - 2000 (decadal), monthly
Data Resolution: 1° x 1°
GISSGISS ModelE
The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) ModelE simulates different climate configurations, such as atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, carbon cycle, and standard atmosphere, ocean, sea ice and land components. CDS publishes GISS ModelE data in the CMIP5 project on the ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: AR5 Experiments - historical and RCP, 3 and 6 hourly, daily, monthly, yearly
Data Resolution: 2° x 2.5°

GPCPGlobal Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP)
The Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP) monthly precipitation dataset combines observations and satellite precipitation data into 2.5°x2.5° global grids. CDS provides access to GPCP data through the obs4MIPs project in the ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: 88.75N - 88.75S, 1.25E - 358.75E
Temporal Coverage: monthly
Data Resolution: 2.5°x2.5°

GMAO_SnowmaggedenGMAO GEOS-5 Decadal Data
The Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5) systems support NASA's earth science research in data analysis, observing system modeling and design, climate and weather prediction, and basic research. CDS publishes GMAO GEOS-5 Decadal data in the ESGF CMIP5 project to support the investigation of Global Climate Change.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1960 - 2009 (decadal), monthly
Data Resolution: 1° x 1°

ESGF_Model_Obs_CompGMAO MERRA
The Global Modeling and Assimilation Office's (GMAO) Modern Era-Retrospective Analysis for Research and Analysis (MERRA) is a NASA reanalysis using a modern satellite data and the Goddard Earth Observing System Data Assimilation System Version 5 (GEOS-5). focused on historical analyses of the hydrological cycle. CDS provides access to GMAO's reanalysis data through the ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1979 - present, monthly
Data Resolution: 0.5° x 0.67°

USA_LAIMODIS Leaf Area Index and Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (LAI/FPAR)

MODIS FPAR/LAI is the Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active radiation that a plant canopy absorbs for photosynthesis and growth in the 0.4 – 0.7nm spectral range. Leaf area index is the biomass equivalent of FPAR. CDS has published the data in the obs4MIPs project in ESGF.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: daily, 8-day
Data Resolution: 1 km

NEXLogoNASA Earth Exchange (NEX) Downscaled Climate Projections (NEX-DCP30)

NEX-DCP30 is a set of high resolution, bias-corrected climate change projections that can be used to evaluate climate change impacts on processes that are sensitive to finer-scale climate gradients and the effects of local topography on climate conditions.

Spatial Coverage: Conterminous US
Temporal Coverage: 1950 – 2005 historical or 2006 – 2099 RCP, monthly
Data Resolution: 30 arc second

NEXLogoNASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Projections (NEX-GDDP)

NEX GDDP- dataset is comprised of downscaled climate scenarios for the globe that are derived from the General Circulation Model (GCM) runs conducted under the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) and across two of the four greenhouse gas emissions scenarios known as Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs).

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1950 - 2005 historical or 2006 - 2099 RCP
CFSR_logoNOAA NCEP Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Center for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) is a reanalysis of the coupled atmosphere, ocean, seaice and land over the 31-year period (1979-2009). CDS publishes the CFSR data in the ESGF ana4MIPs project for the purpose of comparing IPCC AR5 Climate Model data to Reanalysis data.

Spatial Coverage: Global
Temporal Coverage: 1979 - 2012, monthly
Data Resolution: 0.25° x 0.25° (tropics), 0.5° x 0.5° (polar)
TRMMTropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) monitors and studies tropical and subtropical rainfall and CDS provides access to this data through the obs4MIPs project in ESGF data node.

Spatial Coverage: 50°N - 50°S
Temporal Coverage: 1998 - 2012, monthly, 3 hourly
Data Resolution: 0.25°x0.25°