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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 the U.S. Climate in 2019

January 8, 2020

During 2019, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 52.7°F, 0.7°F above the 20th century average.

Attending the 2020 ESIP Winter Meeting

January 6, 2020

Many NCEI scientists and staff showcase their work and knowledge at the 2020 winter meeting of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP).

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for December 31, 2019

January 2, 2020

According to the December 31 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 9.5% of the United States including Puerto Rico.

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