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The World Data Center (WDC) for Paleoclimatology archives climate proxy insect data and insect-based climate reconstructions.

Obtaining Data at the World Data Center

Search Datasets

  • Google Earth Map
    Locate and download insect studies using a Google Earth map interface. Google Earth must be installed to use this search tool.
  • Interactive Map
    Select study locations by region, proximity to a point, or text-based attributes.
  • Search All Paleoclimatology Data
    Access a free text search of our entire climate study archive.
  • NCEI Paleo Web Service
    ​Harvest paleoclimate study metadata records using the NCEI Paleo Web Service.

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Contributing Data

Information on contributing data can be found at the link below. Data and study description information can be contributed by emailing your data to