Thursday, January 05, 2017

2016 Edges 1998 as Warmest Year on Record

Monthly global lower troposphere anomaly. December 1978 to December 2016. (Credit: UAH) Click to Enlarge.
Globally, 2016 edged out 1998 by +0.02 C to become the warmest year in the 38-year satellite temperature record, according to scientists.  Because the margin of error is about 0.10 C, this would technically be a statistical tie, with a higher probability that 2016 was warmer than 1998.  The main difference was the extra warmth in the Northern Hemisphere in 2016 compared to 1998.

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