State of the Climate - Global Analysis

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The State of the Climate is a collection of periodic summaries recapping climate-related occurrences on both a global and national scale. The State of the Climate Monthly Overview - Global Analysis report summarizes global observations of surface and upper-air temperature and precipitation data and places the data into historical perspective. The Global Analysis report provides monthly, seasonal, and annual climate summaries, covering the topics: Global Surface Temperature, Global precipitation, Global Sea Surface Temperature, El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO), (Lower and Mid) Tropospheric Temperatures, (Lower) Stratospheric Temperatures, Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover Extent (seasonal), and Northern Hemisphere Sea Ice Extent (seasonal). The first annual report was presented in 1997, and monthly and annual reports are available thereafter. Summary reports are often included with the final month of the period, for example, the (boreal) spring report is issued along with May. "Year-to-date" reports are also often available for months that don't end a meteorological season.
How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
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Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period: 1997 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Dataset Information
  • NCEI/NCEI Climate Monitoring
    The Climate Monitoring mission is to monitor and assess the state of the Earth's climate in near real-time, providing decision-makers at all levels of the public and private sectors with data and information on climate trends and variability including perspectives on how the climate of today compares to the past. The web page provides access to available reports and products.
General Documentation
Date(s)
  • publication: 1998-01-01
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing
Data Update Frequency: Monthly
Purpose: This State of the Climate report provides decision-makers at all levels of the public and private sectors with data and information on climate trends and variability each month, season, and year for the United States, including perspectives on how the climate of today compares to the past.
Dataset Citation How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
Originator(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Time Period: 1997 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE","PRESSURE ANOMALIES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE","SEA LEVEL PRESSURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE INDICES","RESIDENTIAL ENERGY DEMAND TEMPERATURE INDEX"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE","AIR TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE","MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE","TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE","SURFACE TEMPERATURE","TEMPERATURE TENDENCY"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS","TEMPERATURE INDICATORS"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS","TEMPERATURE INDICATORS","TEMPERATURE TRENDS"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS","TEMPERATURE INDICATORS","TEMPERATURE VARIABILITY"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","PRECIPITATION AMOUNT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","PRECIPITATION ANOMALIES"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","PRECIPITATION RATE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","LIQUID PRECIPITATION","RAIN"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","ATMOSPHERE","PRECIPITATION","SOLID PRECIPITATION","SNOW"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS","PRECIPITATION INDICATORS","PRECIPITATION TRENDS"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS","PRECIPITATION INDICATORS","PRECIPITATION VARIABILITY"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","OCEANS","OCEAN TEMPERATURE","SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS","ICE EXTENT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CRYOSPHERE","SEA ICE","ICE EXTENT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","OCEANS","SEA ICE","ICE EXTENT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE","SNOW/ICE","ICE EXTENT"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS","TELECONNECTIONS","EL NINO SOUTHERN OSCILLATION (ENSO)","ENSO"
  • "EARTH SCIENCE","CLIMATE INDICATORS","ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS","EXTREME WEATHER"
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • "DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC","National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce"
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Land Surface
  • Vertical Location > Sea Surface
  • Vertical Location > Stratosphere
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
Use Constraints
  • How to cite: A suggested citation is provided at the bottom of each online report. Users should modify according to their writing style.
  • Please note that State of the Climate reports are based upon operational datasets. The official operational datasets chosen for the report can and do change over time. The nature of these changes can be evolutionary, such as addition of previously-missing data or changes due to quality-assurance algorithms. Changes may also be revolutionary, in that a new version of an operational dataset, or a different dataset altogether, are adopted for official use. In any of these cases, the values presented in the State of the Climate reports reflect those known at the time, using the official dataset at the time. Values are not updated or edited within past reports, unless otherwise noted, even if the underlying official dataset has since changed.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement NCEI datasets are generally used as primary source data for the monthly narrative. However, for some phenomena not entirely captured by these datasets, trusted external data and analyses are used to supplement primary data sources.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2017-04-24
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