Hidden Code, Data, Raw Data

Global warming denialists claim ‘the data is hidden’ and ‘scientists won’t show the code so no one can verify what they are doing. This page has links to all the hidden data and code that has been available the entire time denialists have been claiming it is hidden.

NASA GISS Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index
Land Ocean Combined GMT

NASA (National Aeronautics & Space Administration), GISS (Goddard Institute of Space Studies), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), EO (Earth Observatory), Scientific Visualization, NSIDC (National Snow & Ice Data Center), NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research), UCAR (University Center for Atmospheric Research), NHC (National Hurricane Center), NCDC (National Climate Data Center), NAS (National Academy of Science), USGS (US Geological Survey), FS (Forestry Service)

Here is all the super secret hidden data that has been available mostly for decades as data was collected, even while some claimed that critical data and code was hidden:

Data Sources

Filed under: — group @ 27 November 2009

This page is a catalogue that will be kept up to date pointing to selected sources of code and data related to climate science. Please keep us informed of any things we might have missed, or any updates to the links that are needed.

Climate data (raw)

Climate data (processed)


Auxiliary data

Paleo Reconstructions (including code)

Large-scale model (Reanalysis) output

These are weather models which have the real world observations assimilated into the solution to provide a ‘best guess’ of the evolution of weather over time (although pre-satellite era estimates (before 1979) are less accurate).

Large-scale model (GCM) output

These is output from the large scale global models used to assess climate change in the past, and make projections for the future. Some of this output is also available via the Data Visualisation tools linked below.

Model codes (GCMs)

Downloadable codes for some of the GCMs.

Model codes (other)

This category include links to analysis tools, simpler models or models focussed on more specific issues.

Data Visualisation and Analysis

These sites include some of the above data (as well as other sources) in an easier to handle form.

Master Repositories of Climate Data

Much bigger indexes of data sources:


International Climate Science Web Sites

The Discovery of Global Warming

Possibly the single best overview of the history of understanding climate science is by Spencer Weart, a noted historian specializing in the history of modern physics and geophysics. Until his retirement in 2009 he was Director of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in College Park, Maryland, USA, and he continues to be affiliated with the Center.

Evidence & Science Discussion Sites

Real Climate

  1. https://www.realclimate.org
  2. Data Sources: https://www.realclimate.org/index.php/data-sources/
  3. Start Here: https://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2007/05/start-here/
  4. About: https://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/about/
  5. Index: https://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/index/
  6. Wiki: https://www.realclimate.org/wiki/index.php?title=RC_Wiki
  7. Archive: https://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2004/12/archives/

Additional sites that provide reasonable perspective and context:

Climate Articles & Current Events


Collection of Climate Data Links

Government & Institutional

Global Warming & Climate Change Web Sites


  1. https://climate.nasa.gov/

NASA Goddard Institute of Space Studies


  1. https://data.giss.nasa.gov/
  2. https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/
  3. https://data.giss.nasa.gov/csci/
  4. https://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelforce/
  5. https://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelforce/solar.irradiance/
  6. https://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelforce/H2O/
  7. https://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelforce/trop.aer/
  8. https://data.giss.nasa.gov/modelforce/strataer/

NASA Earth Observatory

  1. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/
  2. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/
  3. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalWarming/
  4. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GlobalWarmingQandA/
  5. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/
  6. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/GlobalMaps/
  7. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/

National Aeronautics & Space Administration

  1. https://www.nasa.gov

NASA/GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio

  1. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/

National Snow and Ice Data Center

  1. https://www.nsidc.org
  2. https://www.nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration

  1. https://www.noaa.gov
  2. https://www.noaa.gov/climate.html
  3. ESRL https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/research/themes/forcing/


  1. https://globalclimatechange.jpl.nasa.gov/
  2. https://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/
  3. https://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/keyIndicators/
  4. https://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/evidence/
  5. https://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/causes/
  6. https://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/effects/
  7. https://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/uncertainties/
  8. https://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/solutions/
  9. https://climate.jpl.nasa.gov/keyWebsites/

National Center for Atmospheric Research

  1. https://www.cgd.ucar.edu/
  2. https://www.ncar.ucar.edu/research/climate/
  3. https://www.ncar.ucar.edu/research/climate/now.php

University Center for Atmospheric Research

  1. https://www.ucar.edu/
  2. https://www.ncar.ucar.edu/
  3. https://www.eo.ucar.edu/basics/index.html

The UK Met Office

Environmental Protection Agency

  1. https://www.epa.gov
  2. https://www.epa.gov/climatechange/index.html
  3. Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  4. Past Climate Change
  5. Recent Climate Change
  6. Future Climate Change
  7. State of Knowledge

National Hurricane Center

  1. https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

National Climate Data Center

  1. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/
  2. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/globalwarming.html
  3. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/gases.html
  4. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/monitoring.html
  5. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/extremes.html
  6. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/hazards/index.php
  7. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/climateextremes.html
  8. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/globalwarming/home.html

NAS (National Academy of Science)

  1. https://dels.nas.edu/basc/climate-change/

US Climate Change Science Program

  1. https://www.climatescience.gov/

US Geological Survey

  1. https://www.usgs.gov/global_change/
  2. https://geochange.er.usgs.gov/

ESRL https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/research/themes/forcing/

Project Sites Atmospheric

  1. Atmospheric Infrared Sounder NASA/JPL/Cal-Tech: https://airs.jpl.nasa.gov/
  2. Paleoclimatology NASA/NOAA: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/paleo.html
  3. Earth System Research Laboratory Annual Greenhouse Gas Index: https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aggi/
  4. IGAC – International Global Atmospheric Chemistry: https://www.igac.noaa.gov/

Seasonal Shift

Hurricanes/Tropical Cyclones

  1. US Global Change Research Program: https://www.usgcrp.gov/usgcrp/links/hurricanes.htm
  2. U.S. Study Links Global Warming, Hurricane Intensity


  1. Fire: https://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/news/2004/08/climate.shtml

Snow Cover

  1. Snow Cover, Canada: https://www.socc.ca/snow/variability/index.cfm


  1. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/?report=hazards
  2. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/temperatures.html
  3. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-monitoring/index.php#drought


  1. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/severeweather/rainfall.html

Temperature Change

  1. Extreme Temperature Change, NASA Study: https://www.scribd.com/doc/7807827/Extreme-Temperature-Change-NASA-Study

Seasonal Climate Variations

  1. Virtual Rain, Electronic Storms: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/stories/climate/index.html
  2. Seasonal Landcover change 2004 Easter Asia

Policy Sites

Office of the Attorney General, California

  1. https://ag.ca.gov/globalwarming/
  2. https://www.state.gov/g/oes/climate/

Skeptic/Denialist Sites

  1. https://www.climateaudit.org/
  2. https://wattsupwiththat.com/
  3. https://www.icecap.us/
  4. https://www.demanddebate.com/
  5. https://www.globalwarmingheartland.org/
  6. https://www.heartland.org/suites/environment/index.html

Glossary of Climate Terms

NWS Climate Prediction Center: https://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/outreach/glossary.shtml

NOAA Paleoclimatology: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/ctl/glossary.html

Climate of the Interior West, Climate Glossaries and Weather Tools: https://www.cdc.noaa.gov/climateinfo/tools.html

Australian Government Glossary of Terms: https://www.bom.gov.au/climate/glossary/

Australia, Climate Change – Glossary of key terms: https://www.epa.vic.gov.au/climate-change/glossary.asp

EPA – Glossary of Climate Change Terms: https://www.epa.gov/climatechange/glossary.html

Climate and Weather Terms Glossary: https://www.wrcc.dri.edu/ams/glossary.html

Bureaucratic Terms: https://ec.europa.eu/environment/climat/glossary.htm

UNFCC: https://unfccc.int/essential_background/glossary/items/3666.php

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