December 1, 2020

Reference: New Data/Analysis: “Long-Term Warming Trend Continued in 2017: NASA, NOAA”

From NASA:

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, globally averaged temperatures in 2017 were 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.90 degrees Celsius) warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York. That is second only to global temperatures in 2016.

In a separate, independent analysis, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) concluded that 2017 was the third-warmest year in their record. The minor difference in rankings is due to the different methods used by the two agencies to analyze global temperatures, although over the long-term the agencies’ records remain in strong agreement. Both analyses show that the five warmest years on record all have taken place since 2010.

2017-global-significant-events-map

Source: NCEI/NOAA

Because weather station locations and measurement practices change over time, there are uncertainties in the interpretation of specific year-to-year global mean temperature differences. Taking this into account, NASA estimates that 2017’s global mean change is accurate to within 0.1 degree Fahrenheit, with a 95 percent certainty level.

Analyses from the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization also ranked 2017 among the top three warmest years on record.

january-december-2017-global-temperature-percentiles-map

Source: NCEI/NOAA

Resources

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See Also: New Analysis/Data: NOAA Releases 2017 Climate Highlights (3rd Warmest Year on Record) & 16 Weather/Climate Disasters With Losses Exceeding $1 Billion (January 8, 2017)

See Also: World Meteorological Organization Confirms 2017 Among The Three Warmest Years on Record (via WMO)

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