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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.

Picture of kangaroo watching Australian bushfire

August 12, 2020

We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2019 report, an annual assessment of Earth’s climate system.

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Picture of Iguazu Falls in Argentina

August 13, 2020

The July 2020 global land and ocean surface temperature was 1.66°F (0.92°C) above average, tying with 2016 as the second-warmest July on record.

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Photo of baby brown bear

August 13, 2020

According to the August 11 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 28.8% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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Illustration of one COSMIC-2 microsatellite by Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

June 25, 2020

NCEI is archiving data from COSMIC-2, a constellation of six microsatellites that launched in June 2019.

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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.

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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