The World Data Service for Paleoclimatology distributes archives of paleoclimatology indicators derived from historical references and documentary evidence, such as church records, harvest dates, harbor ice free dates, and ship logs.
Accessing Data at the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology
Search Historical Datasets
Search through historical studies using Investigator, Title, Location Name, Parameters, and Latitude/Longitude Bounds.
Search All Paleoclimatology Data
Access a free text search of our entire archive.
Select study locations by region, proximity to a point, or text-based attribute.
Google Earth Map
Locate and download historical studies using a Google Earth map interface. Google Earth must be installed to use this search tool.
NCEI Paleo Web Service
Use the NCEI Paleo Web Service to access historical study metadata records.
To contribute to the historical paleoclimatology archive, review our instructions for contributing data. Prospective data providers can email firstname.lastname@example.org to submit data and study description information.
Additional sources for data and information on historical and documentary data: