In this post I present a 5 panel trend charts which show the year-to-date anomaly trends for the 5 major global temperature anomaly series and a table that shows how 2010 YTD ranks over the entire record for each series. The source data and RClimate script file links are provided.
The 2010 GISS YTD is the highest in the 131 year record. Both of the satellite anomaly series, RSS and UAH, and the Hadley and NOAA series had their 2nd highest YTD anomalies in 2010, 1998 had the highest YTD for these 4 series.
Please not that the plots show the climate agency monthly anomaly values with respect to each agency’s baseline period. For RSS and UAH, that is 1979-1998. For GISS it is 1951-1980 and for NOAA and Hadley, it is 1961-1990.
RClimate Script Details
Here are the data and RClimate Script links:
- Data Link (Use this link if you want to download CSV data file. See example script below if you’d like to read file directly into your R script.)
- RClimate Script link