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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. We provide over 37 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

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October 14, 2021

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for September 2021 was the fifth highest on record for the month of September.

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October 14, 2021

According to the October 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 39.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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October 13, 2021

NCEI uses ArcGIS StoryMaps to integrate maps, text, photos, video, and sound to create a visual narrative.

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September 3, 2021

NCEI plays a role in the NOMEC Strategy—a call to action to build a national enterprise to map, explore, and characterize the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.

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NCEI maintains one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. We archive over 229 terabytes of data each month from over 130 observing platforms.

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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.

How to Access