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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 Global Climate in March 2019

April 18, 2019

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for March 2019 was second highest on record for the month of March.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for April 9, 2019

April 11, 2019

According to the April 9 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to severe drought covers 4.3% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in March 2019

April 9, 2019

During March, the average contiguous U.S. temperature ranked within the middle third of the 125-year record at 0.82°F below average.

A Data-Rich Northwest Atlantic Testbed

April 5, 2019

A team of NOAA researchers took a closer look, literally, at a data-rich region in the Atlantic Ocean to examine ocean phenomena.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for April 2, 2019

April 4, 2019

According to the April 2 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to severe drought covers 5.4% of the United States.

March 2019 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

March 29, 2019

The March 2019 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 26, 2019

March 28, 2019

According to the March 26 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to severe drought covers 4.7% of the United States.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for March 19, 2019

March 21, 2019

According to the March 19 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 4.6% of the United States.

Assessing the Global Climate in February 2019

March 18, 2019

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for February 2019 was fifth highest on record for the month of February.

Global Ocean Absorbing More Carbon

March 15, 2019

Researchers find a fourfold increase of carbon dioxide absorption in the ocean since the last global survey in 1994.