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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.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for February 18, 2020

According to the February 18 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 8.0% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

World Magnetic Model 2020 Released

As part of the regular update cycle of the World Magnetic Model, NCEI has released the WMM2020 in collaboration with the British Geological Survey.

Calculating the Cost of Weather and Climate Disasters

Get to know our billion-dollar weather and climate disasters information, how it’s calculated, what it tells us, and why it’s so important.

Detecting Solar Features in Real Time

A new machine-learning technique by NOAA searches massive amounts of solar data, giving a leg up to timely space weather forecasts.
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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