Environmental data

Climate data | Soil & land use data | Topographic data | Other environmental data
 

Climate data

      Global:

  • Chelsa - Climatologies at high resolution for the earth's land surface areas
  • Worldclim – global climate layers (current – future – past / resolution 1’, 5’ 10’)
  • CGIAR-CSI - global climate layers, including aridity, PET and soil-water balance based on worldclim
  • CliMond – Global climatologies for bioclimatic modelling
  • ecoClimat - 19 bioclimatic layers + 4 monthly raw variables at 0.5°  for pre-industrial, historical, modern and future periods downscaled from CMPI5/PMIP 
  • EC-Earth - Historical (1850-2006) and future simulation (2006-2100) for Ocean and Atmosphere climates
  • CCAFS - Downscaled layers from future climate models (GCMs) from the Climate Change Agriculture and Food Security
  • NOAA - Reconstructed paleoclimates from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
  • MOD16 - Global Evapotranspiration data (ET,LE,PET,PLE) for 2000-2014 derived from MODIS at 1km 
  • podaac - Various oceanographical data on ftp of the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center

      Europe:

  • Eurolst - Reconstructed MODIS Land Surface Temperature at 250m for Europe

      Switzerland:

  • Meteoswiss - Monthly and annual climatic maps at 2.2 km

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Soil & land use data

      global:

  • SAGE - Human impacts, land use, ecosystems and water resources data
  • Land Use Harmonization - set of historical land-use and land-use transitions reconstructions and future RCP scenarios for the time period 1500-2100 at 0.5° resolution
  • Global Forest Change - Worldwide forest extent, loss and gain (tree>5m) for years 2000-2012 at 30m resolution based on Landsat images
  • NSIDC - American National Snow & Ice Data Center providing many satellite and field data in the Arctic and Antarctic regions
  • FAO/IIASA/ISRIC/ISSCAS/JRC - Harmonized World Soil Database
  • EarthEnv - Consensus land cover and 90m DEM
  • Human Footprint - cumulative impact of direct pressures on nature from human activities at 1km resolution
  • giemsd15 - Global Inundation Extent from Multi-Satellites at 500m
  • soilgrids - soil property and class maps of the world at 1 km / 250 m produced using machine learning algorithms.
  • Theia Land Data Center - Sentinel-2 Level 2A (10m, with atmospheric correction) and Snow cover (20m, masked for clouds).

      Europe:

  • European Environment agency - tons of environmental data for Europe (including Corine land use)
  • Copernicus - image mosaics, Corine land cover, High res land cover (20m), dem, hydro, settlement

      Switzerland:

  • GEOSTAT – geodata from the Federal Office for Statistics

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Topographic data

      global:

  • EarthEnv - Global 1,5,10,100-km Topography
  • SRTM - DEM at 90m
  • JAXA-DEM - World Elevation Data at 30m from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
  • USGS - Elevation, watershed and related variables for the globe at 1km resolution from the US Geological Survey

      Europe:

  • Copernicus - image mosaics, Corine land cover, High res land cover (20m), dem, hydro, settlement

      Switzerland:

  • swissALTI3D, swissSURFACE3D - digital elevation and surface models at 1m resolution
  • DHM25 - Digital height model at 25m based on 1:25'000 national maps

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Other environmental data

      global:

  • GEOSS portal - search engine for GIS data
  • IIASA - GIS data on Energy & climate Change, Food & Water, Poverty and Equity at different extents and resolutions

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