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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.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for December 24, 2019

December 26, 2019

According to the December 24 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 10.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for December 17, 2019

December 19, 2019

According to the December 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 10.7% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

The Future of Ocean Acidification

December 18, 2019

New research may lead to more solutions to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and ocean acidification adaptation strategies in regional areas.

Assessing the Global Climate in November 2019

December 16, 2019

Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents were near-record low during November.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for December 10, 2019

December 12, 2019

According to the December 10 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

World Magnetic Model 2020 Released

December 10, 2019

As part of the regular update cycle of the World Magnetic Model, NCEI has released the WMM2020 in collaboration with the British Geological Survey.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in November 2019

December 9, 2019

Coast-to-coast snowstorms cause travel delays during Thanksgiving week

Attending the 2019 AGU Fall Meeting

December 6, 2019

NCEI scientists are highlighting some of our latest research, products, and services at the 2019 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for December 3, 2019

December 5, 2019

According to the December 3 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.9% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

Detecting Solar Features in Real Time

December 3, 2019

A new machine-learning technique by NOAA searches massive amounts of solar data, giving a leg up to timely space weather forecasts.