NASA, NOAA to Announce 2020 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

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  January 12, 2021 
NASA, NOAA to Announce 2020 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

Global temperature anomalies for 2019 from the NASA GISS analysis.

Credits: NASA/Josh Stevens

Climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessment of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2020 during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 14.

The briefing will take place at the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, which is virtual this year.

The teleconference participants are:

  • Gavin Schmidt, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York
  • Russ Vose, chief of the analysis and synthesis branch of NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information in Asheville, North Carolina

The American Meteorological Society is hosting the teleconference via Zoom. Media may join the call via browser at:

Access to the presentation also will be available as a dial-in number when the event begins, and the link above will be updated with that information. Audience questions will be possible through the meeting link only.

Audio of the briefing 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 and changes based on historical observations over oceans and land.

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



Press Contacts

Tylar Greene
Headquarters, Washington

Peter Jacobs
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

John Bateman
NOAA Satellite and Information Service, Silver Spring, Md.


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