Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2022
- Visualizations by:
- Lori Perkins
- Scientific consulting by:
- Gavin A. Schmidt
- Produced by:
- Kathleen Gaeta,
- Kathryn Mersmann, and
- Katie Jepson
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This color-coded map in Robinson projection displays a progression of changing global surface temperature anomalies. Normal temperatures are shown in white. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. Normal temperatures are calculated over the 30 year baseline period 1951-1980. The final frame represents the 5 year global temperature anomalies from 2018-2022.
This data visualization shows only the 2022 global surface temperature anomalies on a rotating globe to highlight the La Niña. 2022 was one of the warmest on record despite a third consecutive year of La Niña conditions in the tropical Pacific Ocean. NASA scientists estimate that La Niña’s cooling influence may have lowered global temperatures about 0.11 degrees Fahrenheit from what the average would have been under more typical ocean conditions.
This frame sequence of color-coded global temperature anomalies in robinson projection display a progression of changing global surface temperatures anomalies in even degrees Fahrenheit. The first frame in this sequence represents the data from 1880-1884. The second frame represents 1881-1885, ...and the last frame represents 2018-2022. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal are shown in blue. Normal temperatures are the average over the 30 year baseline period 1951-1980.
This frame sequence of color-coded global temperature anomalies in degrees celsius is designed to be displayed on the Science on a Sphere projection system. Each image represents a unique 5 year rolling time period with no fades between datasets. Frame 1884 represents data from 1880-1884, frame 1885 represents data from 1881-1885,... frame 2022 represents data from 2018-2022. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal are shown in blue. Normal temperatures are the average over the 30 year baseline period 1951-1980.
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NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio
Data provided by Robert B. Schmunk (NASA/GSFC GISS)
- Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC) [Lead]
- Mark SubbaRao (NASA/GSFC)
- Sally Younger (NASA/JPL)
- Gavin A. Schmidt (NASA/GSFC GISS) [Lead]
- Reto A. Ruedy (SIGMA Space Partners, LLC.)
- Robert B Schmunk (SIGMA Space Partners, LLC.)
- Kathleen Gaeta (AIMM) [Lead]
- Kathryn Mersmann (KBRwyle) [Lead]
- Katie Jepson (KBRwyle) [Lead]
- Sofie Bates (KBR)
Public affairs officer
- Peter H. Jacobs (NASA/GSFC)
SeriesThis visualization can be found in the following series:
Datasets used in this visualization
GISTEMP (Collected with the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP) sensor)
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