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Paleo Perspective on Global Warming   

The CRU-UK Temperature Record:
1856 to 1997    (CRU - Climate Research Unit)

Listed below are six different animations of CRU Temperature data that can be used to view globally mapped temperature for the time period of available data (1856 to 1997). In each case, temperature anomalies (composed to the period 1961 to 1990) are mapped. Only locations with data for a particular season or year are mapped.

  1. Annual averages from 1856 to 1997.
  2. Seasonal averages, Dec/Jan/Feb from 1856 to 1997.
  3. Seasonal averages, Mar/Apr/May from 1856 to 1997.
  4. Seasonal averages, Jun/Jul/Aug from 1856 to 1997.
  5. Seasonal averages, Sep/Oct/Nov from 1856 to 1997.
  6. All seasons sequentially from 1856 to 1997

Reconstructed Climates
for the Last 260 Years

These animations show reconstructed spacial patterns of annual temperature anomalies for the years 1730 to 1980. The colors (see colorbar) indicate anomaly departures from the 1902-1980 mean in degrees C.

  1. Annual averages from 1730 to 1980.
  2. Mann et al, Compared to CRU Instrumental 1902 to 1997.
  3. Blended Mann/CRU from 1730 to 1998.

A Paleo Perspective on Drought

  1. ENSO Animation.
  2. PDSI Animation.

Earth Interactions: Global Temperature Patterns in Past Centuries:
An Interactive Presentation   

  1. Annual averages from 1856 to 1997.
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