Five-Year Average Global Temperature Anomalies 1880 - 2010

This color-coded map displays a progression of changing five-year average global surface temperatures anomalies from 1880 through 2010. The final frame represents global temperature anomalies averaged from 2006 to 2010. The temperature anomalies are computed relative to the base period 1951-1980.

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Robert B. Schmunk
J Hansen
R Ruedy
Mki Sato
K Lo
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

This animation and its individual frames are available in a number of formats. It is best to use the animation with the year overlay and have the temperature difference color bar available.

The web page does not make clear that there are both videos and stills available (i.e., they should be separated in some way).

Visualizations of the anomalies changing year to year can be downloaded or educators could choose individual jpegs to make their own data collection.

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