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American Mineralogist Crystal Structure Database
"This site is an interface to a crystal structure database that includes every structure published in the American Mineralogist, The Canadian Mineralogist, and the European Journal of Mineralogy. We are now importing data from Physics and Chemistry of Minerals. The database is maintained under the care of the Mineralogical Society of America and the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and financed by the National Science Foundation."

Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) for Biogeochemical Dynamics
"A source for biogeochemical and ecological data useful for studying environmental processes. These data have been collected on the ground, from aircraft, or by satellite or have been generated by computer models. The extent of data ranges from site-specific to global, and durations range from days to years."
DOE - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Index to Marine Geological Samples
"...also known as the Curators' Database, is a cooperative effort between nineteen oceanographic institutions and government agencies that maintain marine sample repositories to provide information on the contents of their collections to help researchers locate marine sediment and rock material for further analysis."
World Data Center for Marine Geology & Geophysics, Boulder

Marine Geology & Geophysics
"...compiles and maintains extensive databases in both coastal and open ocean areas. Key data types include bathymetry and gridded relief, trackline geophysics (gravity, magnetics, seismic reflection), sediment thickness, data from ocean drilling and seafloor sediment and rock samples, digital coastlines, and data from the Great Lakes. In addition to operating the collocated World Data Center for Marine Geology & Geophysics, Boulder, part of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU) World Data Center system, NGDC also operates the International Hydrographic Organization Data Center for Digital Bathymetry (IHO DCDB) on behalf of the Member Nations of the International Hydrographic Organization."
National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Center for Marine Geology & Geophysics, Boulder

Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data
"The main objectives of the Spatial Data Delivery Project (SDDP) are to: 1) coordinate the generation of complete, seamless, digital databases of geologic, lithologic, geochemical, geophysical, and mineral deposit information in consistent, standard formats; 2) develop methods and tools for serving this data to all customers, both internal and external, over the Internet; 3) develop Internet-based methods and tools for analytical processing of Mineral Resource Program (MRP) data; and 4) maintain communications with the rest of the Division and the Bureau on activities which are related to the electronic delivery of spatial data."

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
"NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC produces numerous climate publications and responds to data requests from all over the world. NCDC operates the World Data Center-A, Meteorology which is collocated at NCDC." Includes Regional Climate Centers & State Climatologists

National Snow and Ice Data Center
"...We distribute data and maintain information about snow cover, avalanches, glaciers, ice sheets, freshwater ice, sea ice, ground ice, permafrost, atmospheric ice, paleoglaciology, and ice cores."

North American Database of Archaeological Geophysics (NADAG)
" a database and website that aims to promote use, education, communication, and a knowledge base of the practice of archaeological geophysics in North America."

Terra (EOS AM-1)
" the flagship of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS), a major international science program to monitor climate and environmental change. Terra is collecting a new global data set to enable research into the ways that Earth's lands, oceans, atmosphere, ice, radiant energy, and life function as a whole system. In February 2000, Terra reached final orbit and acquired its first images, some of which are now available to the public!"

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Databases see

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