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Five-Year Average Global Temperature Anomalies for 1888,1918,1948,1978, 2008

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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1888 - This image is a five year average from 1886 through 1890.    1888 - This image is a five year average from 1886 through 1890.

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Colortable for global temperature anomaly data.
   Colortable for global temperature anomaly data.

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1918 - This image shows a five year average from 1916 through 1920.    1918 - This image shows a five year average from 1916 through 1920.

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1948 - This image shows a five year average from 1946 through 1950.    1948 - This image shows a five year average from 1946 through 1950.

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1978 - This image shows a five year average from 1976 through 1980.    1978 - This image shows a five year average from 1976 through 1980.

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2008 - This image shows a five year average from 2004 through 2008.    2008 - This image shows a five year average from 2004 through 2008.

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?3653
Animation Number:3653
Completed:2009-10-07
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
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
Science paper:http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/earth_temp.html
 
 


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