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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 July 7, 2020

According to the July 7 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 21.6% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Link Between Earth’s Heat and Hurricane Strength Grows

New research further substantiates the connection between warming trends on Earth and hurricane intensity.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in May 2020

During May, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 60.8°F, 0.6°F above the 20th-century average.

A Scale for Hurricane Rainfall Magnitude

Research supports the creation of a forecasting measure for hurricane rainfall, an equivalent to existing wind scales.
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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.

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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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