GLOBE Data Landing Page


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GLOBE's measurements date all the way back to the spring of 1995. GLOBE has grown a lot since then and so have our operations. As GLOBE's protocols and instrumentation have evolved over time, we have taken great care to maintain our data's intercompatibility from year to year. This ensures that no matter what analysis users conduct, they can be sure the data they are using is consistent and reliable. 

Entering and Accessing Data

As a public entity, GLOBE's databases are freely accessible to everyone. With that in mind, it is worth taking a few moments to learn how to best enter and access our data. Learn about GLOBE protocols through the GLOBE Data User Guide and find demonstrations of our data analysis tools through our GLOBE Data Fundamentals Webinar.

Data retrieval and visualization are some of the easiest ways to investigate GLOBE data. That is why GLOBE has tools that can create data maps, graphs and tables directly on our site. However, researchers who prefer to use their own analysis tools can also download GLOBE data directly

Need more data? For GLOBE data sets larger than our website's capabilities, contact the GLOBE Community Support team.

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Data Entry

There are a variety of ways to log measurements into GLOBE repositories. GLOBE data entry methods include:

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Visualize and Retrieve Data

View and interact with data across the globe. Users can map, graph, filter and export historical GLOBE measurements with the Data Visualization System.

Users can also access raw data directly with the Advanced Data Access Tool. Refine searches through various parameters to get the exact data set needed. 

Users who prefer data retrieval through application programming interface (API) calls can visit the REST API service to find GLOBE data by protocol, date, latitude/longitude, country and more.

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Science Honor Roll

Data collection and entry is critical to the success of GLOBE. In recognition of the data contributions students and schools make to the program, the GLOBE Science Honor Roll acknowledges the efforts of the most diligent participants. The honor roll is calculated based on Earth sphere and the frequency of data entry.

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GLOBE Data Fundamentals

Learn how to access GLOBE data and find demonstrations of various tools through this in-depth webinar. The GLOBE Data Fundamentals will walk users through setting up a GLOBE/Student account, data entry protocols, weather station tutorials and more.

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GLOBE Data User Guide

Learn how to utilize GLOBE data collected from a variety of sources with the GLOBE Data User Guide. Browse and download measurements collected from GLOBE-trained teachers, students and citizen scientists, as well as data collected from automated weather stations and data loggers from around the world.