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There’s a lot going on at NCEI. Discover more about us and Earth’s climate, oceans, coasts, and geophysics in these featured news stories.

Humans of NCEI: Dr. Laurel Rachmeler

August 7, 2020

Get to know the people behind the data with Data Steward, Dr. Laurel Rachmeler.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in July 2020

August 6, 2020

During July, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 75.7°F, 2.1°F above the 20th-century average.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 4, 2020

August 6, 2020

According to the August 4 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 28% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 28, 2020

July 30, 2020

According to the July 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 27.4% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Assessing Extremes: How NCEI Vets Potential State Climate Records

July 30, 2020

NCEI’s State Climate Extremes Committee investigates possible new state-level records for temperature, precipitation, and more.

Environmental Data for Infectious Disease Research

July 29, 2020

NOAA provides a listing of resources to study the effects of environmental factors related to infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 21, 2020

July 23, 2020

According to the July 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 26.3% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

2020 Young Summer Scholars

July 17, 2020

Young scholars work with NCEI over the summer to partner on research projects that can be applied to real-world issues.

Gazetteer Catalogs Ocean Features

July 16, 2020

A web tool catalogs the trenches, seamounts, and other undersea features of the world’s oceans.

NASA DEVELOP Summer Term at NCEI

July 15, 2020

NASA DEVELOP team explores forest-monitoring data to support the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.