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Sea Surface Temperature

The Ongoing Study of Global Change

August 23, 2019
Scientific partners contribute to a sustained effort to understand the underlying factors driving global climate change.

Reporting on the State of the Climate in 2018

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.

NOAA Advances Temperature Analysis

July 19, 2019
NCEI releases a new version of the NOAA Global Temperature dataset used worldwide for climate studies.

Assessing the Global Climate in 2018

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.

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.

Planet Postcard: A Bucket Full of Data

August 29, 2018
Less than 100 years ago, scientists and sailors used ordinary wooden buckets to measure sea surface temperatures.