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The Earth System Grid Federation (ESGF) Peer-to-Peer (P2P) enterprise system is a collaboration that develops, deploys and maintains software infrastructure for the management, dissemination, and analysis of model output and observational data. ESGF's primary goal is to facilitate advancements in Earth System Science. It is an interagency and international effort led by the Department of Energy (DOE), and co-funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and international laboratories such as the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ), the Australian National University (ANU) National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL), and the British Atmospheric Data Center (BADC). The ESGF mission is to:

  • Support current CMIP activities, and prepare for future assessments
  • Develop data and metadata facilities for inclusion of observations and reanalysis products for CMIP use
  • Enhance and improve current climate research infrastructure capabilities through involvement of the software development community and through adherence to sound software principles
  • Foster collaboration across agency and political boundaries
  • Integrate and interoperate with other software designed to meet the objectives of ESGF: e.g., software developed by NASA, NOAA, ESIP, and the European ES-INES
  • Create software infrastructure and tools that facilitate scientific advancements

ESGF P2P is a component architecture expressly designed to handle large-scale data management for worldwide distribution. The team of computer scientists and climate scientists has developed an operational system for serving climate data from multiple locations and sources. Model simulations, satellite observations, and reanalysis products are all being served from the ESGF P2P distributed data archive.

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The following projects require an ESGF Account (create account) and some also require a Group Registration (see links in table below) to access their data.

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Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6
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Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5
CMIP5 Research
CMIP5 Commercial

Energy Exascale Earth System Model

These data are publicly available without registration.

Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 3
ESGF login required (no group registration)
input datasets for Model Intercomparison Projects
These data are publicly available without registration.
observations for Model Intercomparison Projects

These data are publicly available without registration.


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