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Analyses

Handwritten meteorological record

Handwritten meteorological record

NCEI provides analyses of weather and climate events, placing them into proper historical perspective, understanding their unusualness, and, increasingly, comparing recent events to expectations of future climate conditions. These include yearly, seasonal, and monthly climate monitoring reports, regional and sectorial specific climate information, information on disasters and extreme events, and analyses of paleoclimate information.

  • Monthly Global Climate Reports
    Analyses of a collection of information from around the world that aim to improve understanding of Earth's large-scale climate conditions.
  • Monthly U.S. Climate Reports
    Analyses of the Nation's recent climate conditions, their unusualness, and their long-term trends for many aspects of the climate system.
  • U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters
    The U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters report provides readers with an aggregated loss perspective for major U.S. weather and climate events from 1980 to the present. This report provides information on direct economic losses, deaths, and other impacts for numerous weather and climate disasters including tropical cyclones, floods, droughts and heat waves, severe storms (e.g., tornadoes, hail, and straight-line winds), wildfires, crop freeze events, and winter storms. In addition to the report, interactive tools are available to better visualize the data including maps, time series, and statistical tables on the distribution of damage from these extreme events.
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society State of the Climate Report
    Every year NCEI leads an international effort to develop the peer-reviewed State of the Climate Report, which has been an annual supplement to Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) since the report's introduction (as “Climate Assessment”) in 1991. It summarizes the global and regional climate of the preceding calendar year and places it into historical context. Recent editions cover more than 40 Essential Climate Variables, with input from more than 350 authors from nearly 50 nations.
  • Paleoclimate Perspectives
    Analyses and assessments of climate conditions from a paleoclimate perspective that strive to educate, inform, and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research.
  • NCEI's Full List of Climate Monitoring Products
    A list of links to NCEI's full suite of climate monitoring products.