BAMS State of the Climate - 2013

The State of the Climate in 2013 is a supplement to the July 2014 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS Vol. 95, No. 7).

BAMS State of the Climate in 2013 Front Cover BAMS State of the Climate in 2013 Rear Cover

Front cover: Leyte, Philippines - November 21, 2013 (Photo credit: Dan Kitwood).
Rear cover: Super Typhoon Haiyan shortly after landfall (Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnerchip - VIIRS; NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory).

Full Report

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Supplemental and Summary Materials

Press Release

This media advisory was issued by NOAA before the report's release. (Jul. 17th, 2014)
NOAA Communications Release

July 17, 2014 Media Briefing Slides (PDF)

This briefing package was used in media briefings associated with the report's release.
Briefing Slides (14 slides)

Highlights Materials

These highlights of the State of the Climate in 2013 were created by the climate.gov team in consultation with the report's editors and authors. They are based primarily upon the content of the report, but may draw upon other sources.

State of the Climate in 2013: Highlights

2013: Author Spotlight
2013: Extreme Events
2013: Earth's Surface Temperature
2013: Super-Typhoon Haiyan
2013: CO2 Tops 400 ppm at Mauna Loa
2013: Ocean Salinity
2013: Global Sea Level
2013: Ocean Heat Content
2013: Snow in the Northern Hemisphere
2013: Arctic Sea Ice
2013: Glaciers
2013: Sea Surface Temperature
2013: Humidity
2013: Temperature of the Lower Stratosphere

How to cite the document

  • Citing the complete report: Blunden, J., and D. S. Arndt, Eds., 2014: State of the Climate in 2013. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95 (7), S1-S238.
  • Citing a chapter (example): Willett, K. M., A. J. Dolman, D. F. Hurst, J. Rennie, and P. W. Thorne, Eds., 2014: Global climate [in "State of the Climate in 2013"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95 (7), S5-S49.
  • Citing a section (example): Willett, K. M., A. Simmsons, and D. Berry, 2014: [Global Climate] Surface Humidity [in "State of the Climate in 2013"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95 (7), S19-S20.