Surface air temperature anomaly 2014-2016 relative to 1890-1970

map of arctic surface air temperature anomalies

Detailed Description

Figure 1. Surface air temperature anomaly (oC) between 2014-2016 relative to 1890-1970. Record-breaking warming in the Arctic occured in conjunction with anomalous warming in the Northeast Pacific, despite anomalously cool sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic. Continents are outlined in white. Data were accessed from NASA GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP). Source for historical temperature data: NOAA/NCEI's Extended Reconstructed Sea Surface Temperature (ERSST) v.5 and GLobal Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) v.3. (From Figure 1 in Praetorius et al., 2018).


Image Dimensions: 732 x 615

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Location Taken: US