Yearly Arctic Temperature Anomaly

  • Released Thursday, October 23, 2003

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).


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.

Release date

This page was originally published on Thursday, October 23, 2003.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:56 PM EDT.


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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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