Global Climate Perspectives System

Project Description
The Global Climate Perspectives System (GCPS) is a joint research
project between three laboratories of the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The three laboratories are:
- The Global Climate Laboratory of the National Climatic Data Center
(NCDC/GCL) in Asheville, NC
- The Climate Diagnostics Center (CDC) of the Environmental Research
Laboratory (ERL) in Boulder, CO
- The Climate Analysis Center (CAC) in Washington, D.C.
The goals of the GCPS are:
- To study the existence and magnitude of climate changes on a global
scale.
- To create high quality global climate reference datasets and to
provide access to those datasets to the research community.
- To create a set of computer tools to aid climate research.
Datasets that are available for downloading via anonymous FTP or
Mosaic (WWW) are:
- Global Maximum-Minimum Temperature Dataset
- NOAA Climatological Baseline Dataset - Monthly Station Temperature
Data
- NOAA Climatological Baseline Dataset - Monthly Station Temperature
Anomaly Data
- NOAA Climatological Baseline Dataset - Monthly Gridded Temperature
Anomaly Data
- NOAA Climatological Baseline Dataset - Seasonal Gridded Temperature
Anomaly Data
Reference:
Carroll, Thomas J. and C. Bruce Baker. "The Global Climate
Perspectives System: An Intelligent Database System for the Analysis
of Environmental Data", Workshop on Climate Database System, 30 Aug. -
3 Sept., Hamburg, Germany.
Contacts:
Danny Brinegar
NOAA/NCDC
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-271-4711
Email: dbrinega@ncdc.noaa.gov
Data Availability:
The data from the GCPS project are available via anonymous FTP and from
the World Wide Web (WWW) using Mosaic.
FTP access:
ftp ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov
login: anonymous
password:
WWW access (NOAA/NCDC Home Page):
URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/gcps/gcps.html