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Coral and Sclerosponge

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Coral data at the World Data Center consist of stable isotope and trace metal analyses from corals located around the globe. Corals serve as proxies of upper ocean environment, such as sea surface temperature and salinity, over the past several centuries.

Obtaining Data at the World Data Center

Search Datasets

  • Coral and Sclerosponge Search Engine
    ​Search through coral and sclerosponge studies using Investigator, Title, Location Name, Parameters, and Latitude/Longitude Bounds.
  • Interactive Map
    Select study locations by region, proximity to a point or, text-based attributes.
  • Google Earth Map
    Locate and download coral and sclerosponge studies using a Google Earth map interface. Google Earth must be installed to use this search tool.
  • Search All Paleoclimatology Data
    Access a free text search of our entire study archive.
  • NCEI Paleo Web Service
    ​Harvest coral and sclerosponge study metadata records using an NCEI Paleo Web Service.

Browse Datasets

Contributing Data

Investigators who wish to contribute their data to our Coral and Sclerosponge archive can find information on contributing below. Data and study description information can be contributed by emailing completed data contribution templates to

Other Data Archives

Additional sources outside of NCDC for data and information on corals, sclerosponges, and climate science.