World temperature anomalies for Februari 2016
DATA VAN DE DAG - The combination of global warming and the current El Nino seem to lead to new temperature records for Februari 2016. Now even the satellite series are reporting records, we show them all.
First one to report was the UAH series (sat.). Satellites are measuring higher up in the atmospere. Surface (above land and sea) takes some time to influence the upper layers. But Februari 2016 finally broke the long standing record from 1998. Chart:
It was followed by the other version using the satellites: MSU RSS. They also reported a record, not broken since 1998. Chart:
The first surface based series to report is the one from NASA: GISS. They already had some record anomalies the previous months. But Februari 2016 beat them all. See the chart at the top.
Next up was the Japanese Meteorological service JMA. No absolute record there, only hottest February and second month overall.
NOAA/NCDC also reported a record for February and overall with +1,21℃ above the average of the 20st century. See the chart at the bottom.
The last one to report is traditionaly the MetOffice with the Hadcrut4 series. A record for them as well: +1,06℃. This is the chart for them:
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