Earth  ID: 4420

Global Temperature Anomalies from December 2015

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures in 2015 shattered the previous mark set in 2014 by 0.23 degrees Fahrenheit (0.13 Celsius).

Weather dynamics often affect regional temperatures, so not every region on Earth experienced record average temperatures last year. This data visualization of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Global temperature anomalies for December of 2015 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 more information on the GISTEMP, see the GISTEMP analysis website located at: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/

 

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Gavin A. Schmidt (NASA/GSFC GISS): Lead Scientist
Robert B Schmunk Ph.D. (SIGMA Space Partners, LLC.): Scientist
Reto A. Ruedy Ph.D. (SIGMA Space Partners, LLC.): Scientist
Michelle Handleman (USRA): Lead Producer
Joy Ng (USRA): Producer
Patrick Lynch (Wyle Information Systems): Lead Writer
Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Data Visualizer
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Data provided by Robert B. Schmunk (NASA/GSFC GISS)

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GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP)/GISTEMP
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