Dictionary:World Data Centers

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Centers for the collection, exchange, and distribution of data from various geophysical disciplines, e.g., solid-earth geophysics, solar-terrestrial geophysics, oceanography, glaciology, meteorology, tsunamis. They were originally established for the International Geophysical Year but are being continued under the auspices of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU). World Data Center A is in Boulder, Colorado, World Data Center B is in Moscow, World Data Center C is split with parts in Japan and parts in Western Europe.