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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 Tunnel Rock at Sequoia National Park

June 17, 2021

According to the June 15 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 38.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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Picture of a beach in Costa Rica

June 14, 2021

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for May 2021 was the sixth highest on record for the month of May.

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Picture of Grand Prismatic spring, Yellowstone National Park

June 8, 2021

During May, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 60.4°F, 0.2°F above the 20th century average.

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June 7, 2021

NCEI collaborates on North American Drought Indices and Indicators Assessment.

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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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