The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time.
The Pacific Northwest is facing ongoing drought.
NOAA polar operational environmental satellites collect global data on cloud cover; surface conditions such as ice, snow, and vegetation; atmospheric temperatures; and moisture, aerosol, and ozone distributions.› View This Video
Monitoring changes in sea surface temperatures (SSTs) assists in tracking the evolution of powerful climatic events such as El Niño.› View This Video
Fires in Angola, Congo Zambia, Mozambique and Tanzania.› View This Video