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World Magnetic Model 2020 Released

December 10, 2019
As part of the regular update cycle of the World Magnetic Model, NCEI has released the WMM2020 in collaboration with the British Geological Survey.

Modeling Earth’s Geomagnetic Fields

May 30, 2019
Our High Definition Geomagnetic Model (HDGM) provides a clearer picture of Earth’s magnetic field.

World Magnetic Model Out-of-Cycle Release

February 4, 2019
Due to changes in Earth’s magnetic field, NCEI has released an out-of-cycle World Magnetic Model to ensure safe navigation.

Sounds of a Solar Storm

October 18, 2018
A new citizen science study identifies sounds of solar storms in audio of NOAA satellite data, an approach that could advance discovery.

Inside NCEI: Meet Associate Scientist Brian Meyer

October 1, 2018
Go inside NCEI to see how Brian Meyer, with the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, became a trackline data manager and why his work is so important.

Tracking Changes in Earth’s Magnetic Poles

July 26, 2018
Our Historical Magnetic Declination Map Viewer shows changes in Earth’s magnetic field and geomagnetic poles from 1590 to 2020.

Chasing the Northern Lights

August 23, 2018
Many factors influence the odds of viewing an aurora. Learn how to improve your chances of seeing one yourself.

Airport Runway Names Shift with Magnetic Field

August 23, 2018
Earth’s shifting magnetic field affects airports and airline operations, including runway names. NCEI’s World Magnetic Model is a guide.

Large Solar Event Detected During Irma

August 23, 2018
A radio blackout coincided with Hurricane Irma as it passed through the Caribbean.

Eclipse Will Have Atmospheric Impact

August 23, 2018
Total solar eclipse offers NOAA, CIRES researchers in NCEI rare opportunity to study Earth’s upper atmosphere under controlled conditions.