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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.

A Single Index for Measuring Extremes

August 13, 2018

The U.S. Climate Extremes Index brings together several indicators to chart the occurrence of extreme events in the United States.

Watching the Sun for Space Weather

August 10, 2018

Solar activity during the 2017 hurricane season has scientists studying the implications of space weather during emergencies.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for August 7, 2018

August 9, 2018

According to the August 7 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 30.2% of the United States.

Assessing the U.S. Climate in July 2018

August 8, 2018

During July 2018, the average contiguous U.S. temperature was 75.5°F, 1.9°F above the 20th century average.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 31, 2018

August 2, 2018

According to the July 31 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 29.0% of the United States.

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2017

August 1, 2018

We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2017 report, an assessment of the world’s climate system.

Young Scientists Tackle Summer Work

July 20, 2018

Across disciplines, many young scientists immerse themselves in summer projects that address a variety of environmental challenges and needs.

U.S. Drought Monitor Update for July 17, 2018

July 19, 2018

According to the July 17 U.S. Drought Monitor, moderate to exceptional drought covers 26.3% of the United States.

Assessing the Global Climate in June 2018

July 18, 2018

The global land and ocean temperature departure from average for June 2018 was the fifth highest on record for the month of June.

On This Day: Papua New Guinea Tsunami of 1998

July 17, 2018

On the evening of July 17, 1998, a 7 magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, followed by a series of three deadly tsunami waves.