[Vision2020] NOAA: Warmest Record Global Sea-Surface Temp. August/Summer: Southern Hemisphere Temp. Land & Ocean Warmest On Record for August

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Wed Sep 16 16:26:54 PDT 2009

 NOAA: Warmest Global Sea-Surface Temperatures for August and Summer

September 16, 2009
The world’s ocean surface temperature was the warmest for any August on
record, and the warmest on record averaged for any June-August (Northern
Hemisphere summer/Southern Hemisphere winter) season according to NOAA’s
National Climatic Data Center <http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/> in Asheville, N.C.
The preliminary analysis is based on records dating back to 1880.

NCDC scientists also reported that the combined average global land and
ocean surface temperature for August was second warmest on record, behind
1998. For the June-August 2009 season, the combined global land and ocean
surface temperature was third warmest on record.
Global Highlights – Summer

   - The June-August worldwide ocean surface temperature was also the
   warmest on record at 62.5 degrees F, 1.04 degrees F above the 20th century
   average of 61.5 degrees F.

 Global Highlights – August
 Large portions of the world’s land mass observed warmer-than-average
temperatures in August. The warmest departures occurred across Australia,
Europe, parts of the Middle East, northwestern Africa, and southern South
America. Both Australia and New Zealand had their warmest August since their
records began.
The Southern Hemisphere average temperatures for land and ocean surface
combined were the warmest on record for August.
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett
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