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National Centers for Environmental Information

NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) is responsible for preserving, monitoring, assessing, and providing public access to the Nation's treasure of climate and historical weather data and information.


  • Latest NCEI News

    There’s a lot going on at NCEI. Discover more about us and Earth’s climate, oceans, coasts, and geophysics in these featured news stories.

  • Climate News Archive

    Find useful information in our climate news archive, which covers scores of climate-related topics highlighted between 2012 and early 2017.

Latest NCEI News

  • August 09, 2019

    Young scholars work with NOAA over the summer to partner on research projects that can be applied to real-world issues.

  • August 01, 2019

    NOAA works to understand, predict, and ultimately reduce hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico and its impacts to ecosystems and coastal communities.

  • July 19, 2019

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

  • July 17, 2019

    The U.S. Climate Reference Network’s observing stations are equipped with a standard set of sensors to monitor climate.

  • July 16, 2019

    NOAA OneStop online digital portal provides public-oriented point of access for environmental data.

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