I’m somewhat obsessed with open science and reproducible research. To these ends I’m trying to share as much of my data as possible, as well as provide some other resources for finding open source data. My hope is that by sharing what I and others have collected or analyzed, we may squeeze every last drop of inference from the observations made.
Below are some of the data sets I’ve worked on, as well as some data sources and tools that I’ve found to be useful.
Data from my projects
Liefert, D. T., Shuman, B. N., Parsekian, A. D., & Mercer, J. J. (2017). Snowy Range seasonal lakes hydrology and geophysics. https://doi.org/10.15786/M2F66V.
General resources for open source data related to the environment
- A very popular and active website housing global water isotope data.
- WISER: Water Isotope System for Data Analysis, Visualization, and Electronic Retrieval
- Contains data for both the Global Network of Isotopes in Precipitation and Rivers (GNIP and GNIR).
- Stable Water Vapor Isotopes Database
- A global atmospheric vapor data base.
- CRAN Task View: Water Science
- Includes not just tools for downloading data (using the R programming language), but also a number of tools for analyzing water-related data.
- The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science Inc.’s online collaboration environment.
- A global resource for atmospheric flux data.
- Earth System Science Data (Journal)
Lakes, wetlands, peatlands, and soil
- USFWS National Wetland Inventory
- Ducks Unlimited Canadian Wetland Inventory
- Global lakes and Wetlands Database
- Global Surface Water Explorer
- C-PEAT: Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time
- A database focused on carbon (content, age, etc.) in peat.
- ICOS: Integrated Carbon Observation System
- ISCN: International Soil Carbon Network
- USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services’s Soil Geogography
- A jumping off point for exploring a number of the USDA NRCS’s data products, such as STATSGO2 and SSURGO.
- ISRIC: International Soil Reference and information Centre
- Splash page for global soil properties, such as the Soil Data Hub.
- NADP: National Atmospheric Deposition Program
- NEON: National Ecological Observatory Network
- WyGISC: Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center
- LTER: Long Term Ecological Research
- DataOne: Data Observation Network for Earth
- USGS’s Global Mountain Explorer