After the fourth warmest August on record, the combined global land and ocean temperature for September 2012 was 0.67°C (1.21°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F), making it the warmest September on record (since 1880), tied with September 2005.
The global land and ocean temperature for January – September 2012 was 0.57˚C (1.03˚F) above the 20th century average, making it the eighth warmest first nine months on record.
Stay tuned for more September 2012 climate information in the coming days.
- This real-time SOS visualization shows the global temperature anomalies, and is updated monthly.
- The blue colors indicate cooler than normal temperature, whereas the red colors indicate warmer than normal temperatures. White indicated climatological average conditions.
- For more information about the SOS dataset and how the data is derived, click here.
Where do I find the dataset?
Check your SOS system’s “Atmosphere” category. It’s a real-time dataset called: Monthly Temperature Anomaly – Realtime
Helpful Resources for More Information
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/ NCDC’s Global Climate Report
- http://www.sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=61 SOS Global Temperature Anomalies Dataset page