2015 the hottest year on record worldwide

DATA VAN DE DAG - The world has been warming for some time now. But due to a strong El Nino the warming in 2015 and 2016 will be even higher. How much higher? We show the graphs from the five major surface based measurements sets.

donderdag 14 januari 2016 | DVDD, english, Klimaat, Climate

First of the sets to be published was the one from Berkeley University. The reference period is 1951-1980. We use the serie where the sea ice temperature is inferred from the air temperature. The previous record was from 2014 with 0.66℃ above average. The new record set by 2015 is now 0.79℃. The graph is shown above.

The second set is from NOAA/NCDC. The previous record was 0.74℃ in 2014. 2015 set a new record with 0.89℃.

The third set is the one from GISS (NASA). Previous record was 0.74℃. The new record is 0.87℃.

The fourth set is from the MetOffice (HADCRUT4). The previous record was 0.57℃ in 2014. Now it's 0.75℃.

The last set is the one from the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA). With them the previous record was from 2014 as well. That was 0.27℃. The new record, based on the preliminary data for December 2015, will be 0.42℃.
Their reference periode is 1981-2010. The graph at the bottom below shows the yearly values since 1979.

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Climate reports for 2016

In most climate data sets 2015 was the hottest year on record. 2016 already showed a lot of record breaking months. So will 2016 also break the record again? We publish the data as soon as the sets are released.

donderdag 14 januari 2016 | DVDD, english, Klimaat, Climate