Data Sets

Data sets are a necessary part of describing the global water and energy cycle, and provide scientists with the information they need in their work to understand and predict climate variation. GEWEX Panels coordinate the production of data sets from measurements taken from satellites and in situ observation networks around the globe. Links to data sets or the projects that generated them are below.

For an overview on how to assess the quality of a data set, see the Data Set Quality Assessments guide. This aide gives the hows and whys of evaluating how good a data set really is.


Baltic Sea Experiment (BALTEX)

Baseline Surface Radiation Network (BSRN)

Coordinated Energy and Water Cycle Observations Project (CEOP)

Climate Prediction Program for the Americas (CPPA)

Global Aerosol Climatology Project (GACP)

GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS)

Data Integration for Model Evaluation (DIME)

Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP)

Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC)

Global Runoff Data Center (GRDC)

Global Soil Wetness Project-2 (GSWP-2)

Global Soil Wetness Project-3 (GSWP-3)

Global water Vapor Project (GVaP)

International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP)

International Satellite Land-Surface Climatology Project (ISLSCP)

Large Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA)

Mackenzie GEWEX Study (MAGS)

Surface Radiation Budget (SRB)

Other Data Sets