Overview of Database "GED"

Global Environmental Database (GED) by Center for Global Environmental Research (CGER) is built with the aim of providing long-term monitoring data, data analysis results, output of models. Quality controlled open data is provided original format and NASA AMES format. And users are also able to overview the data by utilities plotting parameters.

Please refer to the documentation for data formats and protocols when you use the data, and contact data provider if you have any questions or you publish papers using the data. In addition, user registration is required to download some numerical data that is included in the database.

Contents of Database "GED"

Atmospheric and Oceanic Monitoring
We will use fixed and mobile platforms to observe the atmosphere and oceans in order to come to an understanding of the true state of the environment from a global perspective. We will collect high quality data through long-term monitoring that will contribute to research on clarifying the causes of global environmental change.
Terrestrial Monitoring
After the Kyoto Protocol - the international consensus toward combatting global warming - entered into force in 2005, detailed evaluation of forest ecosystems' potential to absorb carbon dioxide has become an imperative. The Center for Global Environmental Research started Carbon Balance Monitoring in Terrestrial Ecosystems in 1999 under its Global Environmental Monitoring Project. The Office of Terrestrial Monitoring is striving to provide data of carbon balance over a wide area by integrating carbon balance data obtained from site-based forest ecosystem observations and aerial parameters obtained from remote sensing. This database contains CO2 concentration profiles, fluxes, spectral and meteorological datasets etc.