Wednesday: NOAA, NASA to announce official analyses of 2015 global temperature, climate conditions

Posted January 15, 2016

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Climate experts from NOAA and NASA will announce new data on 2015 global temperatures during a media teleconference on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 11:00 a.m. ET. The scientists will also 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 2015 global temperature analyses will be issued 30 minutes before the start of the teleconference (NOAA reportNASA release). A slide set to accompany the presentations will also be available prior to the call at


NOAA, NASA media teleconference call announcing 2015 global climate analyses - brief summary remarks - questions and answers


Wednesday, January 20, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (U.S.)


  • Thomas R. Karl, L.H.D., director, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, 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.


1) Dial into the conference call
2) View slides at: (available approximately 30-min. before start of call).

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

An audio file of the call will be posted at approximately 90 minutes after the call ends.  



NOAA's Deke Arndt will be available for live shots from NASA Goddard on Wed., Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET. See information on how to schedule an interview with him or the NASA science team:

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