April 8, 2020

In 2015, NOAA's Climate Program Office (CPO) invited grant proposals from sea ice and climate scientists looking to better understand and predict Arctic sea ice behavior, on timescales ranging from days to decades. This is our second story on some of the resulting research.

TOAST data image of south pole ozone hole
October 21, 2019

The seasonal Antarctic ozone hole was the smallest on record in 2019, thanks to a warmer-than-average September. 

Satellite image of full disc of Earth on August 3, 2018 from the EPIC camera, with an overlay graph of yearly temperature anomalies since 1850
August 12, 2019

International, authoritative climate report states 2018 was the fourth warmest year on record.

June 18, 2020

Among the simplest ways to turn global climate data into pictures is a row of colored stripes showing each year's temperature and precipitation compared to the long-term average. Use this clickable map to see U.S. state and county climate trends since 1895.

August 1, 2017

Sure it's hot, but is it record hot?  This map shows the hottest summer daytime high temperature recorded at thousands of U.S. stations prior to this summer.  

March 23, 2017

Compared to their smooth appearance at other times of year, the lines tracking Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extent become wiggly. Why is that?

January 17, 2017

2016 was the third year in a row that global average surface temperature set a new record, and the fifth time the record has been broken since the start of the twenty-first century. This animation shows the yearly history of Earth's temperature since the modern record began in 1880.

December 1, 2016

Providing more timely and accurate information over the western hemisphere, total lightning mapping, and higher resolution images streaming down from space more often, the new GOES satellite marks the first major redesign of the nation’s operational Earth-observing technology in more than 20 years. 

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