State of the Climate - Global Hazards

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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 Hazards highlights significant weather-related hazards and disasters across the world. The reports focus on the following events: drought and wildfire, excessive temperatures, flooding, severe storms, tropical cyclones, extratropical cyclones, severe winter weather, polar events and sea ice, and ecosystem impacts. The information provided is a compilation of media news and other reports accompanied by relevant images, graphs, and documents. Material provided in this report is chosen subjectively and included at the discretion of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The ability to report on a given event is limited by the amount of information available to NCDC at the time of publication. Inclusion of a particular event does not constitute a greater importance in comparison with an event that has not been incorporated into the discussion. Following a summer season summary and an annual report issued in 1998, the Global Hazards report was issued monthly (from 1999) until the final report issued in March 2013. All previously issued reports will be maintained online.
  • 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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Time Period 1998 to 2013-03-31
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
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2003-01-01
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Supplemental Information
Following the March 2013 report, and until further notice, NCDC will no longer issue the Global Hazards component of its Monthly Climate report. All previous Global Hazards reports will be maintained online.
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.
Cited Authors
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Originators
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • 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
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","human Health","vital Statistics"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","fires"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","hydrological Hazards"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","meteorological Hazards"
  • "earth Science","terrestrial Hydrosphere","surface Water","floods"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","droughts"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","floods"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","heat"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","severe Storms"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","tornadoes"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","tropical Cyclones"
  • "earth Science","human Dimensions","natural Hazards","wildfires"
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
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: 2018-05-17
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