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How Do Scientists Study Ancient Climates?

August 21, 2018
Paleoclimatologists study ancient climates by looking for clues in Earth’s natural environmental records.

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2017

August 7, 2018
We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2017 report, an assessment of the world’s climate system.

The Ocean’s Secret Gardens

August 16, 2018
NCEI created the National Deep-Sea Corals and Sponge Database, which contains more than 430,000 records.

How Can Corals Teach Us About Climate?

August 14, 2018
Many coral reefs have been around for millions of years yet they are extremely sensitive to changes in climate conditions.

What Are Proxy Data?

August 24, 2018
In paleoclimatology, the study of past climates, scientists use “proxy” data to reconstruct past climate conditions.

What Is Paleoclimatology?

August 6, 2018
Paleoclimatology is the study of ancient climates, prior to the widespread availability of instrumental records.