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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.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for November 6, 2018

According to the November 6 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 18.1% of the United States.

Going Batty for Ancient Climate Data

NCEI just archived its first paleoclimate dataset that reconstructs ancient climate conditions using bat guano.

Precipitation Record Helps Forecasting

A new Climate Data Record brings improvements to precipitation and hydrological observations and forecasting.

Assessing the Global Climate in September 2018

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for September 2018 was fourth highest on record for the month of September.
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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.

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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