NASA, NOAA to Announce 2016 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Press Release From: NASA HQ
Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

Climate experts from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will provide the annually-scheduled release of data on global temperatures and discuss the most important climate trends of 2016 during a media teleconference at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 18.

The teleconference panelists 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 888-323-5258 (toll-free in the United States and Canada) or 415-228-4837 (international) and use the passcode "climate."

Audio of the briefing, as well as supporting graphics, will stream live at:

NASA and NOAA 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 oceans and land.

For more information about NASA's Earth science programs, visit:

CONTACT: Sean Potter, Headquarters, Washington, 202-358-1536,; Michael Cabbage / Leslie McCarthy, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, 212-678-5516 / 212-678-5507, /; John Leslie, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, Silver Spring, Md., 301-713-0214,; Brady Phillips, NOAA Headquarters, Washington, 202-407-1298,

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