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Due to system maintenance, users should expect delays in accessing some of NCEI archived climate models

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.

A Beach Companion: Coastal Water Temperature Guide

The Coastal Water Temperature Guide (CWTG) from NCEI supplies recent ocean and Great Lakes temperatures.

On This Day: Earth’s Hottest Temperature

On July 10, 1913, Greenland Ranch in Death Valley observed the hottest surface air temperature ever recorded on Earth.

Recording Global Precipitation: CMORPH

A new Climate Data Record provides operational global precipitation data.

Hurricane Research Gains Ground

In the interest of protecting lives and property, new research focuses on tropical cyclone behavior.
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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