Data Catalog

The Science On a Sphere® Data Catalog is comprised of datasets from NOAA, NASA, universities, science centers and other organizations. The datasets are divided into the categories of Atmosphere, Ocean, Land, Astronomy, Models and Simulations, and Extras. The catalog is continually growing, so be sure to check back often. Each dataset entry includes a description of the dataset, a picture, a video, notable features, relevant links, and source information. For more information about contributing to the SOS Data Catalog, contact

Select a category above to view relevant datasets, or enter a keyword to find the dataset you're looking for.

Access to SOS Data on the FTP Server

Access to Google Earth KML Files

Access to Usage Statistics

Data Usage

Welcome to the Science On a Sphere® Data Catalog!

Most of the datasets in the Science On a Sphere® catalog were created by NOAA and NASA and are freely available for public use. Others have been created by science museums, universities, and other individuals.

The source and credit information for each dataset is listed in the column on the right-hand side of the individual pages for the datasets. Be sure to check the source before using a dataset. For more information, please visit our Copyright Notice. If you have questions, feel free to contact Beth Russell.