Data by Discipline

Effective October 2011, the World Data Service for Geophysics, replaces former World Data Centers for Geophysics and Marine Geology, and for Solar-Terrestrial Physics.
World Data Service for Geophysics, ICSU World Data Service



    NGDC and its sister data centers are merging into the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).

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    The updated WMM tracks changes in the Earth's magnetic field and ensures accurate navigation.

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    The archive operates from the Open Archival Information System (OAIS) Framework

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    We add value to data through research, data modeling, and producing derived products.

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    Online calculators, Interactive Maps and Web Services facilitate access to data in the archive.

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We provide stewardship, products, and services for geophysical data from our Sun to Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observations from space.

Active in many international programs, we offer scientists around the world access to global databases through international exchange.

Learn more about our activities, mission, and organization.