FRIDAY: NOAA, NASA to announce official analyses of 2014 global temperature, climate conditions

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Posted January 14, 2015

Climate experts from NOAA and NASA will announce new data on 2014 global temperatures during a media teleconference at 11:00 a.m. EST on Friday, Jan. 16. The scientists also will discuss the year’s most important weather and climate events in context of long-term warming trends.

NOAA and NASA independently produce a record of Earth's surface temperatures and trends based on historical observations over oceans 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 2014 global temperature analyses will be issued 30 minutes before the start of the teleconference (NOAA report, NASA releases). A slide set to accompany the presentations will also be available prior to the call at


NOAA, NASA media teleconference announcing 2014 global climate analyses


Friday, January 16, 11:00 a.m. – Noon ET


  • Michael Freilich, Ph.D., director, NASA’s Earth Science Division in the Space Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C.

  • Richard Spinrad, Ph.D., NOAA Chief Scientist, Washington, D.C.

  • Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., director, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, N.C. and chair of the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, U.S. Global Change Research Program

  • Gavin Schmidt, Ph.D., director, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, N.Y.


Media can participate in the teleconference by calling 1-800-593-7128 (or 212-547-0144 if calling outside the U.S.) and using the passcode "GLOBE"
The slide presentation will be streamed live at:

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