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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.

NOAA Advances Temperature Analysis

June 18, 2019

NCEI releases a new version of the NOAA Global Temperature dataset used worldwide for climate studies.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 11, 2019

June 13, 2019

According to the June 11 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 4.0% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for June 4, 2019

June 6, 2019

According to the June 4, 2019, U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 5.0% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in May 2019

June 6, 2019

The May precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 4.41 inches, 1.50 inches above average, ranking second wettest in the 125-year record.

Expanding an Ocean of Data

June 5, 2019

NCEI announces the most recent update of the World Ocean Database and World Ocean Atlas.

Hurricane Research Gains Ground

June 3, 2019

In the interest of protecting lives and property, new research focuses on tropical cyclone behavior.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 28, 2019

May 30, 2019

According to the May 28 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 3.3% of the United States.

Drought Monitor Adds U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

May 29, 2019

The U.S. Drought Monitor has added the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands to its weekly summary and maps.

Modeling Earth’s Geomagnetic Fields

May 29, 2019

Our High Definition Geomagnetic Model (HDGM) provides a clearer picture of Earth’s magnetic field.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for May 21, 2019

May 23, 2019

According to the May 21 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to extreme drought covers 2.7% of the United States.