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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.

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.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 12, 2019

According to the March 12 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 6.0% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in February 2019

During February, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 32.0°F, 1.8°F below the 20th century average.

NCEI and NASA DEVELOP Mark Five-Year Anniversary

This spring, NASA DEVELOP marks its fifth anniversary working with NCEI.
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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 data


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