Video: Global Temperature Variation
NASA scientists say 2013 tied for the seventh warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. This time series shows the progression of changing global surface temperatures from 1950 through 2013. (From NASA Goddard SVS)
- This color-coded map shows the five-year average variation of surface temperature for 1884 through 2013.
- NASA scientists say 2013 tied with 2009 and 2006 for the seventh warmest year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures.
- Dark blue indicates areas cooler than average. Dark red indicates areas warmer than average.
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