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Experimental Global Temperature Anomalies for December 2005


National Climatic Data Center
13 January 2006
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Experimental Blended Temperature Rankings and Graphics

These ranks and anomalies are based on the experimental land and ocean blended data set developed by Smith and Reynolds (2005). Ranks and anomalies may differ from official values which are provided in NCDC's monthly State of the Climate reports. Period of record anomalies for these experimental time series are available via the Experimental Land and Ocean Blended Global Surface Temperature Anomalies page.


Current Month / Year-to-date
December Anomaly Rank Warmest Year on Record

Global

Land
Ocean
Land and Ocean

+0.81°C (+1.46°F)
+0.41°C (+0.74°F)
+0.51°C (+0.92°F)

5th warmest
5th warmest
4th warmest

1939 (+1.35°C/2.43°F)
1997 (+0.55°C/0.99°F)
2003 (+0.70°C/1.26°F)

Northern Hemisphere

Land
Ocean
Land and Ocean


+0.94°C (+1.69°F)
+0.40°C (+0.72°F)
+0.60°C (+1.08°F)


8th warmest
5th warmest
5th warmest


1939 (+1.83°C/3.29°F)
1997 (+0.51°C/0.92°F)
2003 (+0.91°C/1.64°F)

Southern Hemisphere

Land
Ocean
Land and Ocean


+0.39°C (+0.70°F)
+0.42°C (+0.76°F)
+0.41°C (+0.74°F)


17th warmest
5th warmest
6th warmest


1997 (+0.81°C/1.46°F)
1997 (+0.59°C/1.06°F)
1997 (+0.62°C/1.12°F)

Global Land and Ocean Triad plot
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Global Hemisphere Triad plot
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January-December Anomaly Rank Warmest Year on Record

Global

Land
Ocean
Land and Ocean

+1.01°C (+1.82°F)
+0.47°C (+0.85°F)
+0.61°C (+1.10°F)

warmest
3rd warmest
warmest

2nd - 2002 (+0.88°C/1.58°F)
2003 (+0.48°C/0.86°F)
2nd - 1998 (+0.58°C/1.04°F)

Northern Hemisphere

Land
Ocean
Land and Ocean


+1.07°C (+1.93°F)
+0.54°C (+0.97°F)
+0.74°C (+1.33°F)


warmest
warmest
warmest


2nd - 2002 (+0.95°C/1.71°F)
2nd - 2004 (+0.53°C/0.95°F)
2nd - 2004 (+0.63°C/1.13°F)

Southern Hemisphere

Land
Ocean
Land and Ocean


+0.83°C (+1.49°F)
+0.42°C (+0.76°F)
+0.48°C (+0.86°F)


warmest
5th warmest
3rd warmest


2nd - 1998 (+0.76°C/1.37°F)
1998 (+0.50°C/0.90°F)
1998 (+0.54°C/0.97°F)

Global Land and Ocean Triad plot
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Global Hemisphere Triad plot
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