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Climate

Assessing the Global Climate in February 2018

August 9, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2018 was the 11th highest on record.

What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

August 8, 2018
Though climate and weather are closely related, they aren't the same thing. The main difference between the two is time.

New Version of Sea Ice Data Released

August 6, 2018
NCEI makes available a new version of the Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record.

Assessing the Global Climate in 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2017 was the third highest on record.

December 2017 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

August 9, 2018
The December 2017 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.

Attending the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting

December 7, 2018
NCEI scientists and staff are highlighting our latest research, products, and services at the 2018 American Meteorological Society Meeting.

Explaining Extreme Events of 2016

August 16, 2018
A new report investigates the causes of a wide variety of extreme weather and climate events from around the world in 2016.

Changing Extremes and Human Health

August 13, 2018
A new paper delves into the many connections linking extreme climate events and human health.

To Study Earth’s Climate, Look to the Ocean

August 10, 2018
A new study proposes using ocean heat content and sea level rise data to track global warming.

September 2017 Regional Climate Impacts and Outlooks

August 10, 2018
The September 2017 three-month summaries of climate impacts and outlooks are now available for 10 regions and subregions.