Yearly Arctic Temperature Anomaly

  • Released Thursday, October 23rd, 2003
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:56PM
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This animation shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region from 1981-82 through 2002-03. Years run from August 1 through July 31. Blue hues indicate cooling regions; red hues depict warming. Light regions indicate less change while darker regions indicate more. The temperature scale used ranges from -7.0 to +7.0 degrees Celsius in increments of .25 degrees (see color bar below).

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1982 through 07/31/1983.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1982 through 07/31/1983.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1983 through 07/31/1984.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1983 through 07/31/1984.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1984 through 07/31/1985.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1984 through 07/31/1985.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1985 through 07/31/1986.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1985 through 07/31/1986.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1986 through 07/31/1987.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1986 through 07/31/1987.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1987 through 07/31/1988.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1987 through 07/31/1988.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1988 through 07/31/1989.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1988 through 07/31/1989.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1989 through 07/31/1990.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1989 through 07/31/1990.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1990 through 07/31/1991.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1990 through 07/31/1991.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1991 through 07/31/1992.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1991 through 07/31/1992.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1992 through 07/31/1993.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1992 through 07/31/1993.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1993 through 07/31/1994.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1993 through 07/31/1994.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1994 through 07/31/1995.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1994 through 07/31/1995.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1995 through 07/31/1996.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1995 through 07/31/1996.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1996 through 07/31/1997.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1996 through 07/31/1997.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1997 through 07/31/1998.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1997 through 07/31/1998.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1998 through 07/31/1999.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1998 through 07/31/1999.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1999 through 07/31/2000.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/1999 through 07/31/2000.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/2000 through 07/31/2001.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/2000 through 07/31/2001.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/2001 through 07/31/2002.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/2001 through 07/31/2002.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/2002 through 07/31/2003.

This image shows the yearly temperature anomaly over the Arctic region for the year 08/01/2002 through 07/31/2003.



Credits

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio. Larry Stock and Robert Gersten also contributed to this project.


Series

This visualization can be found in the following series:

Papers used in this visualization

A rapidly declining perennial sea ice cover in the Arctic, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 29, No. 20, October 2002.


Datasets used in this visualization

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