Monthly Archives: August 2016

Global Temperature July 2016 Preliminary

The graph below includes the latest monthly Climate Forecast System Reanalysis  (CFSR) global surface temperature anomaly estimates for 2014 through July 2016 from the University of Maine Climate Change Institute (UM CCI) and WeatherBELL (WxBELL) as well as the latest monthly global temperature anomaly estimates for the lower troposphere derived from satellite measurements provided by the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH).  All three of these estimates showed a slight increase from June to July.

Figure 1 Global Temp Anom 2014-2016 July

Also shown for comparison are monthly global temperature anomaly estimates from five other major sources, including lower tropospheric estimates from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS), and surface estimates from the US National Center for Environmental Information (NCEI), US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS), the UK Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature version 4 (CRUT4), and the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST), all  final through June 2016.  The UM CCI and WxBELL July 2016 estimates are preliminary and may change slightly when final estimates are released.  All estimates have been synced to the latest climatological reference period 1981-2010.

For longer trend graphs of the latest monthly UM CCI CFSR estimates, see the “Monthly Trends” page from the menu at the top of this post.