Please note: Due to scheduled maintenance, many NCEI systems will be unavailable Wednesday, April 21 between 6:00 AM ET - 8:00 AM ET. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NCDC Releases 2014 Global Climate Report

2014 Global Land and Ocean Temperature Percentiles Map

The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for 2014 was the highest among all years since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA scientists. The December combined global land and ocean average surface temperature was also the highest on record.

This summary from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, North Carolina, is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides to government, the business sector, academia, and the public to support informed decision making.

Additional Resources