The latest satellite measured global temperature anomaly data for November 2012 has been released from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS).
According to RSS, November 2012 was tied for 11th warmest November in the satellite record that goes back to 1979.
Global temperatures for the lower troposphere in November 2012 average .195 Celsius above normal.
As you can see by the map below, eastern Europe and far northeastern Asia were the warmest relative to normal, while parts of Greenland and the Southeast U.S. were noticeably colder than normal.
The Arctic region as a whole remained quite warm relative to normal with an anomaly of +1.25 C.
The continental USA averaged .340 Celsius above normal. For October 2012 it was -.579 C.
The maps below show the satellite measured temperature trends since 1979 for the lower troposphere over the northern and southern hemisphere.
The white area over Antarctica represents no data, since RSS does not measure south of 70 degrees south and north of 82. 5 North.
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