How the Climate System Works

Globally, carbon emissions from fires were near the long-term average in 2014, but North America's emissions were 70% higher than average.

May 2010

  •  Researchers at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center collaborate with tropical cyclone centers and scientific agencies around the world to assemble and maintain the International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship (IBTrACS), an inventory of tropical cyclones.