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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 August 7, 2018

According to the August 7 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 30.2% of the United States.

Young Scientists Tackle Summer Work

Across disciplines, many young scientists immerse themselves in summer projects that address a variety of environmental challenges and needs.

Assessing the Global Climate in June 2018

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for June 2018 was the fifth highest on record for the month of June.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2018

During June 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 71.5°F, 3.0°F above the 20th century average.
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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.

How to archive data