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Paleoclimatic Modeling

The World Data Service for Paleoclimatology archives climate model input and output files. Efforts to understand past climate and predict future climate change rely on computer climate models that include the physical processes of the climate system. Model datasets archived by the World Data Service enable rigorous comparisons between numerical simulations and paleoclimatology data.

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Accessing Data at the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology

Search Paleo Modeling Datasets

Search through paleoclimatic modeling studies by Investigator, Title, Location Name, Parameters, and Latitude/Longitude Bounds.

Launch Paleo Models Data Search

Search All Paleo Datasets

A free text search of our entire archive.

Launch Paleo Data Search 

NCEI Paleo Web Service

Use the NCEI Paleo Web Service to access paleoclimatic modeling study metadata records.

API Documentation

Contributing Data

To contribute to the paleoclimatic modeling archive, review our instructions for contributing data. Prospective data providers can email to submit data and study description information.

Other Data Archives

Paleoclimatology Modeling at the Asia-Pacific Data-Research Center
Model data used to study various aspects of the Earth's climate during the Late Quaternary period.
Climate and Environmental Retrieval and Archive (CERA)
Archive of climate-related data and research. 
Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP)
Project to study climate system internal feedback systems and evaluate the ability of climate models to reproduce climate states radically different from those of today.