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Essential Climate Variables



Atmosphere thumbnail Atmosphere
Aerosols
Atmospheric Reanalysis
Carbon Dioxide, Methane and other Greenhouse Gases
Cloud Properties
Earth Radiation Budget
Ozone
Precipitation
Surface Wind Speed and Direction
Upper-air Temperature
Upper-air Wind
Water Vapor
Ocean thumbnail Oceans
Ocean Color
Ocean Reanalysis
Ocean Salinity
Sea Ice
Sea Level
Sea State
Sea Surface Temperature
Terrestrial (Land) thumbnail Terrestrial
Albedo
Biomass
Fire Disturbance
Fraction of Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (fAPAR)
Glaciers, Ice Caps
and Ice Sheets

Lakes
Land Cover
Leaf Area Index
Snow Cover
Soil Moisture