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Global Temperature Anomalies from January 2014

Residents of the eastern United States know that the temperature was colder then the average temperature. This visual of the GISTEMP anomalies for January of 2014 show the United States and then zooms out to show the global picture. Temperature anomalies indicate how much warmer or colder it is than normal for a particular place and time. For the GISS analysis, normal always means the average over the 30-year period 1951-1980 for that place and time of year. For more information on the GISTEMP, see the GISTEMP analysis website located at:



Visualization Credits

Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Leslie McCarthy: Producer
Gavin A. Schmidt (NASA/GSFC GISS): Scientist
Robert B Schmunk Ph.D. (SIGMA Space Partners, LLC.): Scientist
Reto A. Ruedy Ph.D. (SIGMA Space Partners, LLC.): Scientist
Kwok-Wai Ken Lo Ph.D. (SIGMA Space Partners, LLC.): Scientist
Makiko Sato Ph.D. (Columbia University, Center for Climate Systems Research): Scientist
Robert B Schmunk Ph.D. (SIGMA Space Partners, LLC.): Project Support
Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems): Writer
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Data provided by Robert B. Schmunk (NASA/GSFC GISS)

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Data Used:
GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP)/GISTEMP
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