Surface Air Temperature (Chapter 5, Section B)

Overland, J., Hanna, E., Hanssen-Bauer, I. , Kim, S.-J., Walsh, J. E., Wang, M., Bhatt, U. S. and Thoman, R. L. (2017) Surface Air Temperature (Chapter 5, Section B). Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98 (8). S130-S131. ISSN 0003-0007

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60°N was +2.0°C, relative to the 1981–2010 average value (Fig. 5.1). This marks a new high for the record. The average annual surface air temperature (SAT) anomaly for 2016 for land stations north of starting in 1900, and is a significant increase over the previous highest value of +1.2°C, which was observed in 2007, 2011, and 2015. Average global annual temperatures also showed record values in 2015 and 2016. Currently, the Arctic is warming at more than twice the rate of lower latitudes.

Keywords:Arctic, air temperature, climate
Subjects:F Physical Sciences > F860 Climatology
F Physical Sciences > F861 Meteorology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
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