Global Temperature Graph 1880-Present

  • Released Thursday, November 16th, 2023
  • Updated Saturday, February 10th, 2024 at 12:17AM
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The visualization presents the seasonal cycle of temperature variation on the earth's surface. This visualization is updated roughly two weeks after the end of each month.

Temperature anomalies are deviations from a long term global avergage. In this case the period 1951-1980 is used to define the baseline for the anomaly. These temperatures are based on the GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP v4), an estimate of global surface temperature change. The data file used to create this visualization is publically accessible here. The seasonal temperature offsets are based on the MERRA-2 reanalysis data here.

The Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) is a NASA laboratory managed by the Earth Sciences Division of the agency’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. The laboratory is affiliated with Columbia University’s Earth Institute and School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York.

The seasonal cycle of temperature variation on the earth's surface. This version is labeled in English and Fahrenheit.

The seasonal cycle of temperature variation on the earth's surface. This version is labeled in Spanish and Celsius.



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