The NOAA Paleoclimatology Program distributes archives of paleoclimatology indicators derived from historical references and documentary evidence, such as church records, harvest dates, harbor ice free dates, and ship logs.
Obtaining Data at the World Data Center
Google Earth Map
Locate and download historical studies using a Google Earth map interface. Google Earth must be installed to use this search tool.
Select study locations by region, proximity to a point or, text-based attributes.
Historical Climate Data Catalog
A directory that lists U.S. historical climate data not contained in the National Archives collections, including early instrumental records and detailed descriptive accounts prior to the advent of modern meteorological networks in 1892.
Search All Paleoclimatology Data
Access a free text search of our entire study archive.
Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Catalog Service for the Web
Harvest paleoclimate study metadata records using an OGC web service.
- List of Historical and Documentary Datasets by Title and Investigator
- Historical Datasets from Our FTP Site
Investigators who wish to contribute their data to our paleoclimatology archives can find information on contributing below. Data and study description information can be contributed by emailing your data to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Data Archives
Additional sources outside of NCDC for data and information on historical and documentary data.