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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 October 15, 2019

According to the October 15 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 18.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

New Ocean Regional Climatology Added

NCEI has released an important new regional oceanographic climatology for the southwest North Atlantic region.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in September 2019

During September, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 68.5°F, 3.7°F above the 20th century average.

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2018

We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2018 report, an annual assessment of Earth’s climate system.
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Access

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

Archive

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