Data Hosted on LAMBDA

Below is a list of CMB experiments, with links to internal LAMBDA pages which provide the publicly available data from these experiments. LAMBDA serves as a long-term repository for these archives. If an experiment of interest to you is missing from the list, or there is experimental data you would like to provide, please contact us via the suggestion form. A discussion of the polarization convention used in the datasets can be seen at our polarization convention page.

Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Experiments

ABS The Atacama B-Mode Search (ABS)
ACT Atacama Cosmology Telescope (Temperature and Polarization)
BICEP2/Keck Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization 2/Keck Array
MIPOL Milano Polarimeter Circular Polarization Measurements
Planck Planck Mission
POLARBEAR POLARization of Background microwave Radiation
QUIET Q/U Imaging ExperimenT
SPIDER Balloon-borne polarization experiment
SPT South Pole Telescope (Temperature and Polarization)
WMAP Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe

Cosmic Microwave Background Spectrum Experiments

ARCADE Absolute Radiometer for Cosmology, Astrophysics, and Diffuse Emission
COBE-FIRAS Cosmic Background Explorer
South Pole South Pole Collaboration CMB Spectrum Measurements
TRIS Three Radiometer CMB Spectrum Experiment
White Mountain White Mountain Collaboration CMB Spectrum Measurements

Simulations and value-added

CMB simulations High Resolution Microwave Full Sky Simulations


HI Surveys 21-cm line emission, e.g. Effelsberg-Bonn HI (EBHIS), HI4PI column density
Radio Continuum Continuum surveys including Haslam 408 MHz, CHIPASS 1.4 GHz
Polarization Surveys Radio to submillimeter polarization surveys including Planck, S-PASS, WMAP
Synchrotron Component separation estimates from Planck, WMAP
H-alpha Composite H-alpha map from WHAM, SHASSA, VTSS (Finkbeiner 2003)
Free-Free Component separation estimates from Planck, WMAP
Dust Includes reddening maps, thermal dust and AME component estimates
CO Composite Galactic CO brightness temperature map (Dame et al 2001), also Planck derived CO maps
Compact Sources Catalogs and source masks at microwave, radio and IR frequencies
SZ Clusters Sunyaev-Zeldovich Cluster Data, from e.g. ACT, ACTPol, SPT, Planck
Models Foreground Modeling Codes, e.g. DIRBE Zodiacal Light, Global Sky Model, Python Sky Model


COBE-DIRBE Cosmic Background Explorer
IRAS Infrared Astronomical Satellite
IRIS Improved Reprocessing of the IRAS Survey (Miville-Deschenes & Lagache 2005)
SWAS Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite

Legacy Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Experiments

ACBAR Arcminute Cosmology Bolometer Array Receiver
Archeops Archeops
BICEP1 Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization
BOOMERanG Balloon Observations Of Millimetric Extragalactic Radiation and Geophysics
CAPMAP Cosmic Anisotropy Polarization MAPper
CBI Cosmic Background Imager
COBE-DMR Cosmic Background Explorer
DASI Degree Angular Scale Interferometer
MAXIMA Millimeter Anisotropy eXperiment Imaging Array
MSAM Medium Scale Anisotropy Measurement
QMAP Q-band mapper
QMASK QMAP and Saskatoon (SK) Data Combination
QUaD QUEST (Q and U Extra-Galactic Sub-mm Telescope) and DASI (Degree Angular Scale Interferometer)
VSA Very Small Array
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