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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.

The sun’s elusive middle corona in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light.

August 3, 2021

The first-ever movies from NCEI of the sun’s elusive middle corona in extreme ultraviolet light could improve space weather forecasts.

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Photo of urban heat

June 30, 2016

Our maps help identify which day of the year, on average, has the highest maximum temperature across the United States.

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Thelma Johnson

July 26, 2021

Get to know Thelma Johnson, a program specialist under the Finance and Acquisitions Branch.

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Pacific Ocean at sunset

July 20, 2021

NCEI has added monthly ocean heat content and temperature anomalies to its global ocean heat product suite.

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Archive

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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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