Two small US maps showing May 2021 precipitation and drought status
June 9, 2021

May 2021 was mild across much of the contiguous U.S., with dry conditions widespread across the West, the Northern Plains, the Ohio Valley, and the Mid-Atlantic.

Yellow buoy in foreground and boat in background
June 3, 2021

From algae growth and sea ice to tsunamis, moored ocean buoys are vital to understanding and predicting the ocean.

GLobal map of March 2021 temperature compared to average
April 14, 2021

Although this was the smallest warm departure for any March since 2014, it was still the eighth-warmest March for the planet in the 142-year record.

Rebecca Jackson
February 9, 2021

To better predict sea level rise, Rebecca Jackson wants to describe exactly what happens where liquid ocean meets the icy underside of glaciers. But how do you study a glacier that could calve a dangerous iceberg at any moment?

Small maps of the US temperature anomalies and precipitation anomalies in January 2021
February 9, 2021

Top-10 warmest January for contiguous U.S., Great Lakes ice cover well below average

September 2020 global temperature anomaly
October 16, 2020

September 2020 was the hottest September on record for the globe, continuing a sweltering year.