// Climate Data Services (CDS)
NASA’s Climate Data Services (CDS) provide a central location for publishing and accessing large, complex climate model data to benefit the climate science community as well as the broader public.
As NASA weather and climate models simulate our planet on scales from hours to millennia, they produce datasets up to petabytes in size. Such big data presents challenges to climate scientists—not to mention the government, agriculture, education, and business communities—in extracting scientific discovery and value.
CDS builds tools and services that enable users to access, visualize, analyze, compare, and publish model data. Our goal is to house a growing collection of NASA model datasets and provide intuitive interfaces for a diverse set of stakeholders. This effort also supports NASA’s goals to advance scientific research and benefit society.
CDS provides two ways of navigating climate model data:
// CDS Quick Links
The Collaborative REAnalysis Technical Environment (CREATE) provides a centralized location for all available reanalysis data.
CDS offers data processing and publication services via Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF). (ESGF provides access to CMIP5 climate model data, and allows scientists to search, download, and visualize distributed data.
The Earth Data Analytics Service (EDAS) is a high-performance big data analytics framework allowing researchers to analyze large datasets located at the NCCS.
The Reanalysis Ensemble Service (RES) enables users to make queries on reanalysis datasets.
Supporting Climate Model Research
See how the NCCS Climate Data Services supports the climate research community:
Successful Climate Data Services Use Case
The following video shows how a Climate Data Services’ tool has benefitted the science community:
Heat Waves Movie
Using data from the last 35 years scientists are able to better examine the patterns of heat waves.
Our goal is to support your unique and evolving high performance computing requirements. The more we know about your computational challenges, the better we can innovate to provide solutions.
To speak with one of our solution architects, send an email to our User Services Group to request a meeting.
We look forward to working with you!