NASA, NOAA to Announce 2018 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

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Media Advisory: M19-003
NASA, NOAA to Announce 2018 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

 

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NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world’s temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth’s surface temperatures and changes. Shown here are 2017 global temperature data: higher than normal temperatures are shown in red, lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. Credits: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio

 

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annual release of global temperatures data and discuss the most important climate trends of 2018 during a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 6.

 

The teleconference participants are:

    • Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York
    • Deke Arndt, chief of the global monitoring branch of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina

Media can participate in the teleconference by calling 877-918-6316 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 312-470-7398 (international) and use the passcode “climate.”

Audio of the briefing, as well as supporting graphics, will stream live at: https://www.nasa.gov/live which is available for public viewing.

NASA and NOAA are two keepers of the world’s temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth’s surface temperatures and changes based on historical observations over oceans and land.

For more information about NASA’s Earth science programs, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/earth

 

Press Contacts

Steve Cole

Headquarters, Washington

202-358-0918

stephen.e.cole@nasa.gov

Patrick Lynch

Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

301-286-2102

patrick.g.lynch@nasa.gov

John Leslie

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, Md.

301-713-0214
john.leslie@noaa.gov