National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce
Australia drought by Gerald Simmons
Blanco Texas flooding Jun 3 2015 Urban_Search_and_Rescue_team,_Texas_Task_Force_2_and_members_of_the_Texas_State_Guard by Jocelyn Augustino from FEMA
Australia Night Fire by Sascha Grant

What's New

August 02, 2016

Landscape of Change by Jill Pelto. The cover image of the report reflects the connections between sea level rise, glacier volume decline, increasing global temperatures, and the increas­ing use of fossil fuels. These data lines compose a landscape shaped by the changing climate.

August 02, 2016

The State of the Climate in 2015 report, published August 2016 in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events and other environmental data. The report was compiled by 460 scientists, including several PMEL, JISAO and JIMAR scientists. These scientists contributed to sections on the global ocean carbon cycle, ocean heat content and arctic air temperature.

This year’s report has an emphasis on ecosystems, specifically how a changing climate impacts living systems. The report confirmed that 2015 beat 2014 as the warmest year (about 1.0°C warmer) since preindustrial times and that the Mauna Loa... more

In the News

September 05, 2016

Self-driving boats, kitted out with scientific sensors, could hold the key to avoiding the next major weather disaster. The boats, created by Saildrone, are being used by... more

June 22, 2016

By now we are used to the idea of seasonal weather forecasts – whether to expect an El Niño ski season, or an unusually warm summer. These same types of climate models are... more

June 17, 2016

Climate scientists warned that levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) is going to be at its highest this year. Contrary to what experts have previously estimated, and... more