Skip to main content

Please note: Due to scheduled maintenance, many NCEI systems will be unavailable June 5 8AM to 5PM. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sea Ice

February 28, 2020
A new paper in Climate by researchers at NOAA and its partners concludes that the Arctic may be essentially ice-free by the 2030s.
August 23, 2019
Scientific partners contribute to a sustained effort to understand the underlying factors driving global climate change.
August 12, 2019
We’re announcing the release of the State of the Climate in 2018 report, an annual assessment of Earth’s climate system.
February 6, 2019
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2018 was 1.42°F (0.79°C) above the 20th century average.
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.
August 10, 2018
Arctic sea ice reaches its maximum extent this month. The Sea Ice Index houses a repository of data used to track sea ice trends and changes.
July 30, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January 2017 was the third highest for the month.
August 6, 2018
NCEI makes available a new version of the Sea Ice Concentration Climate Data Record.
August 22, 2018
Glaciers are much more than meets the eye. They provide a window into the past and perhaps, a glimpse into our future.
July 25, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2016 was the highest since record keeping began in 1880.