Is this warning on a NOAA arctic data page search new?
Also, is this an attempt to copyright a database, and what is going on?
Looking for information on the Arctic
This afternoon I went to the NOAA site, and was greeted by this page, requiring sign-in with a lot of other intimidating stuff. I'm wondering about the basis for these claims regarding data from a public agency.
Arctic data from the Earth Observatory Laboratory site has none of the warnings on the noaa page, rather, simple FTP links to data sets.