NOAA, NASA to announce 2016 global temperature, climate conditions

UPDATED: January 18, 2017. Audio from the NOAA, NASA 2016 global temperature call is posted to the "related resources" section below.
January 13, 2017
A collage of typical climate and weather-related events: heatwaves, drought, hurricanes, wildfires and changes in sea ice coverage.

Climate experts from NOAA and NASA will discuss the release of new data on 2016 global temperatures and the most important climate trends of the year during a media teleconference at 11:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 18. 

NOAA and NASA are two keepers of the world's temperature data and independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures, as well as changes based on historical observations over ocean and land. Consistency between the two independent analyses, as well as analyses produced by other countries, increases confidence in the accuracy of such data, the assessment of the data, and resulting conclusions. These analyses provide government and business leaders with critical decision-making information.

The NOAA and NASA 2016 global temperature analyses will be issued 30 minutes before the start of the teleconference (NOAA reportNASA releaseoffsite link). 



  • NOAA, NASA media teleconference call to discuss 2016 global climate trends
    • brief summary remarks
    • questions and answers


  • Wednesday, January 18, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Eastern Time (U.S.)


  • Deke Arndt, chief, global monitoring branch, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, N.C. 
  • Gavin Schmidt, director, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, N.Y.


  • Media can participate in the teleconference by calling 1-888-323-5258 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) or 415-228-4837 (International) and use the passcode "CLIMATE"
  • View slides (available approximately 30-min. before start of call).

Audio of the briefing, as well as supporting graphics, will stream live at: link. Following the call, an audio file will be posted at link.