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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 chickadee

September 23, 2021

According to the September 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 39.0% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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Picture of a statue on a beach in Belgium

September 14, 2021

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

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Ship mapping seafloor

September 3, 2021

NCEI plays a role in the NOMEC Strategy—a call to action to build a national enterprise to map, explore, and characterize the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone.

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Humans of NCEI: Chris Paver

September 10, 2021

Get to know Christopher Paver, a chemical oceanographer who is part of NCEI’s Ocean Climate Lab.

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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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