Atmospheric Science

by Leyla R Cabugos – September 17, 2020

Welcome to the UC Davis Library subject guide for atmospheric science. This guide provides links to key information resources in air quality, meteorology, atmospheric chemistry, and climate dynamics.


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In this Guide:

This database covers over 600 journals, as well as books & conference proceedings, on meteorology, climatology, air pollution, astrophysics, atmospheric chemistry & physics, physical oceanography, hydrology, glaciology, and weather forecasting, from 1950s to present.

Scholarly journals, books, and proceedings in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Navigate the full citation network.

NASA is using PubMed Central to preserve and provide access to peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research.

Inspec provides engineering research information on physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computers and control, mechanical, production engineering, information technology and more.
Large interdisciplinary abstract and citation database to academic journal literature, conference proceedings and books with broad coverage across the sciences and social sciences, includes citation tracking tools.
Coverage: full coverage from 1996-present, with selected coverage as far back as 1823
Tags: Art, Biology, Humanities, Multidisciplinary, Science, Social Science
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"The most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses in the world", according to the publisher.
Coverage: 1861-present
Tags: Multidisciplinary

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International Geophysics book series

Latest volumes are online, earlier are in print

SIAM E-books in Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences

SIAM is the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Science Direct Books in Atmospheric Science
Springer E-Books

Includes more than 60,000 titles in English (and selectively in German) from every scientific discipline and many social sciences. This online interface enables all books to be searchable at the full-text level. New books are added monthly.

Coverage: 2005-2017

The Atmospheric Chemist's Companion

Numerical data for use in the atmospheric sciences

Encyclopedia of Atmospheric Sciences
Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments
Encyclopedia of Remote Sensing
Encyclopedia of World Climatology
Meteorological Measurements and Instrumentation

Describes the fundamental scientific principles underlying high quality instrumentation used for environmental measurements.  Includes Climate Data Online

Treatise on Geochemistry

US drought portal

Global Historical Climatology Network

An integrated database of climate summaries from land surface stations across the globe.

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Archive of environmental data including atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data

UC Davis Weather & Climate Stations
Western Regional Climate Center

Disseminates climate data and information for the western United States and is a repository for historical climate data and information

Western United States Historical Climate Summaries

From the Western Regional Climate Center

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UCD E-links

Most literature databases provide a description of articles, or other literature resources, that allows you to find them among thousands of sources.  However, there is often another step required to access a full text copy. This extra step is facilitated through the UCD E-links button, found on the item record.

Not all articles will be accessible directly from a database, as UCD E-links can only connect you to material licensed or owned by the library. However, we can borrow material from other libraries, if you put in an Interlibrary Loan request.

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