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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.

Global Ocean Absorbing More Carbon

Researchers find a fourfold increase of carbon dioxide absorption in the ocean since the last global survey in 1994.

A Data-Rich Northwest Atlantic Testbed

A team of NOAA researchers took a closer look, literally, at a data-rich region in the Atlantic Ocean to examine ocean phenomena.

A Long View of California’s Climate

Using data dating back to the 16th century, a new study looks closely at long-term patterns to understand California’s wildfires.

World Magnetic Model Out-of-Cycle Release

Due to changes in Earth’s magnetic field, NCEI has released an out-of-cycle World Magnetic Model to ensure safe navigation.
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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