Skip to main content

National Centers for Environmental Information

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) hosts and provides public access to one of the most significant archives for environmental data on Earth. Through the Center for Weather and Climate and the Center for Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics, we provide over 25 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

Hurricane Research Gains Ground

In the interest of protecting lives and property, new research focuses on tropical cyclone behavior.

Drought Monitor Adds U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

The U.S. Drought Monitor has added the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands to its weekly summary and maps.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 11, 2019

According to the June 11 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 4.0% of the United States.

NOAA Offers Climate Data for Counties

U.S. data, maps, and rankings for temperature and precipitation provide information on the county level.
view more news »


NCEI provides access to an extensive archive of environmental data through several platforms. We deliver the climate, coastal, oceanographic, and geophysical data you need in a variety of formats.

How to access data


NCEI maintains one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. We archive over 26 terabytes of data each month from over 130 observing platforms.

How to archive data