Five-Year Average Global Temperature Anomalies from 1881 to 2006

  • Released Monday, September 25th, 2006
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:55PM
  • ID: 3375

Because of a rapid warming trend over the past 30 years, the Earth is now reaching and passing through the warmest levels seen in the last 12,000 years. This color-coded map shows a progression of changing global surface temperatures from 1881 to 2006, the warmest ranked year on record.

Animation of global temperature anomalies from 1881 to 2006 taken as a five-year moving average. Dark blue indicates areas cooler than average. Dark red indicates areas warmer than average. This animation is annotated with the year that ends the five-year time span used in calculating the moving average.

Temperature color bar

Temperature color bar

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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Data provided by Robert B. Schmunk (NASA/GSFC GISS)


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