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Five-Year Average Global Temperature Anomalies from 1881 to 2008 for Science On a Sphere

Each year, scientists at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies analyze global temperature data. A rapid warming trend has occurred over the past 30 years. Calendar year 2008 was the coolest year since 2000, according to the Goddard Institute for Space Studies analysis of surface air temperature measurements. In this analysis, 2008 is the ninth warmest year in the period of instrumental measurements, which extends back to 1881. 2005 is the hottest year on record, and 2007 is tied with 1998 for second place. The Earth is experiencing the warmest level of the current interglacial period, or interval between ice ages, which has lasted nearly 12,000 years. This color-coded map displays a long term progression of changing global surface temperatures, from 1881 to 2008. Dark red indicates the greatest warming and dark blue indicates the greatest cooling.
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This data visualization of five-year global temperature differences from 1880 to 2008 was designed to be shown on the Science On a Sphere. Dark blue areas show regions where the temperature was cooler then the average temperature. Red areas show regions where the temperature was warmer then the average. This particular image show the global average from 2004 to 2008.    This data visualization of five-year global temperature differences from 1880 to 2008 was designed to be shown on the Science On a Sphere. Dark blue areas show regions where the temperature was cooler then the average temperature. Red areas show regions where the temperature was warmer then the average. This particular image show the global average from 2004 to 2008.
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Colorbar - blue represents cooler then average regions and red represents warmer then average regions.
   Colorbar - blue represents cooler then average regions and red represents warmer then average regions.

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This image is a five year average from 1881 to 1885.    This image is a five year average from 1881 to 1885.

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This image is a five year average from 1891 to 1895.    This image is a five year average from 1891 to 1895.

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This image is a five year average from 1901 to 1905.    This image is a five year average from 1901 to 1905.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1911 to 1915.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1911 to 1915.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1921 to 1925.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1921 to 1925.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1931 to 1935.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1931 to 1935.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1941 to 1945.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1941 to 1945.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1951 to 1955.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1951 to 1955.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1961 to 1965.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1961 to 1965.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1971 to 1975.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1971 to 1975.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1981 to 1985.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1981 to 1985.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 1991 to 1995.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 1991 to 1995.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 2001 to 2005.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 2001 to 2005.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 2002 to 2006.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 2002 to 2006.

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This image is a five year global temperature average from 2003 to 2007.    This image is a five year global temperature average from 2003 to 2007.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3596
Animation Number:3596
Completed:2009-04-21
Animator:Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Scientists:James Hansen Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS)
 Makiko Sato Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS)
 Reto Ruedy Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS)
 Ken Lo Ph.D. (NASA/GSFC GISS)
 David Lea Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara)
 Martin Medina-Elizade (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Platform/Sensor/Data Set:GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP)/GISTEMP (1880 - 2007)
Data Collected:1880 - 2007
Series:Global Temperature Anomalies
 Agriculture Animations - Climate Change
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Data provided by Robert B. Schmunk (NASA/GSFC GISS)
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Global Warming
SVS >> HDTV
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Extinction
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators >> Teleconnections >> El Nino Southern Oscillation
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Coastal Processes >> Sea Level Rise
SVS >> Model Data
SVS >> iPod
SVS >> Science On a Sphere
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Global Temperature
SVS >> Surface Air Temperature
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Science paper:http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth_temp.html
 
 


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Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version 8.0.0.0.0

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