I compiled the list below primarily for use with research- and lab-based classes I teach.  Feel free to email me if you have suggestions for useful climate data sources that are not listed here!


Google’s Dataset Search Engine: https://datasetsearch.research.google.com/

General climate data (historical temperature, precipitation, etc.)

Climate-related GIS and Google Earth data

Hydrology / water-related / snow data

Paleoclimate data

Teleconnection data

Emissions / greenhouse gas data

Polar and ice data

Ocean data

Drought data

Multiple types of climate change-related data

Climate change impact data / Miscellaneous

Climate Model Projection Visualization Tools

Climate Model Projection Data

Miscellaneous Gridded Climate Data