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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. We provide over 37 petabytes of comprehensive atmospheric, coastal, oceanic, and geophysical data.

Picture of a fox in a frozen field

March 4, 2021

According to the March 2 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 39.0% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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Picture of Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid, Spain

February 12, 2021

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for January 2021 was the seventh-highest on record for the month of January.

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Photo of leafless tree and dry landscape in Death Valley.

February 10, 2021

Announcing the forthcoming 30-year Climate Normals from NOAA.

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Photo of clouds from an airplane

February 17, 2021

Our simple videos increase the accessibility of climate science.

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NCEI maintains one of the most significant archives on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. We archive over 229 terabytes of data each month from over 130 observing platforms.

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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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