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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.

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.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 14, 2020

July 16, 2020

According to the July 14 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 23.0% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

NASA DEVELOP Summer Term at NCEI

July 15, 2020

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

Participating in the 2020 ESIP Summer Meeting

July 14, 2020

Several NCEI scientists and affiliates will showcase their work and knowledge at the 2020 virtual summer meeting of Earth Science Information Partners.

Assessing the Global Climate in June 2020

July 13, 2020

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for June 2020 was +1.66°F (+0.92°C), tying with 2015 as the third-highest June temperature on record.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2020

July 8, 2020

During June, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 70.3°F, 1.8°F above the 20th-century average.