About us

Funded by the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, the IACDC aims to:

  • To relieve researchers of part of the time and effort associated with finding and accessing geophysical datasets from projects across the globe.
  • To collect and provide easy access to data unique to Israel, such as output from regional models, historical reports and other measurements.

What we do

At the IACDC we aim to facilitate the access and use of a multitude of datasets through the standardized archiving of geophysical data. Various datasets, such as climate model output, reanalyses, satellite data, and raw measurements, will be archived using the Obs4MIPS and CMIP5 archiving standard; thereby relieving researchers of much of the work associated with downloading and converting between data formats, as well as allowing them to employ uniform analysis methods across datasets.

We also dedicate a special effort a special effort to collect data unique to Israel such as output from regional models, historical reports, and other measurements, unavailable elsewhere.

We are also happy to offer researchers the ability to “order” data they require from the center, and have it temporarily stored with us. And additionally aid in creating a “community data sharing” model, connecting between researchers with access to different datasets, to maximise the volume of data accessible to researchers in the field.

The center is currently in the process of being built. We currently have access to numerous datasets in our data access page and are able to download other datasets or variables upon request. At a later stage we also aim is to provide the ability to perform additional tasks, such as subsetting and calculation of derived quantities upon request.

The People Behind the IACDC


Prof. Pinhas Alpert 

Prof. Nili Harnik


Maaian Rotstein

Steering committee:

Dr. Dorita Rostkier-Edelstein

Dr. Ori Adam

Prof. Yossi Ashkenazy

Prof. David Broday

We are currently growing and wish to cater to as wide an audience as possible. At present, we are downloading large amounts of data and expanding the datasets we make available. We are interested in your feedback, as to what datasets would serve you and researchers in your field of study. You’re invited to get in touch through or contact form at http://www.iacdc.tau.ac.il/contact/ or emailing contact@iacdc.tau.ac.il