June 2012 ended up as the 4th warmest June on record globally for the lower troposphere, as measured by satellites via Remote Sensing Systems (RSS). Satellite records go back to 1979.
The global temperature anomaly for June 2012 was +0.338 C or +0.608 F. Last month, that figure was +0.232 C.
The RSS image below shows the actual June 2012 lower tropospheric temperature anomalies across the globe....
Once again, you can see that the warmest anomalies are concentrated across the northern latitudes. By the way, the Arctic region from 60 N to 82.5 N experienced its warmest June on record for the lower troposphere. The anomaly was +1.829 C, which is also the third highest anomaly on record for that region.
For the continental USA, the satellite measured temperature anomaly for June 2012 was +1.204 C or +2.17 F.
The updated RSS decadal temperature anomaly trend for the lower troposphere globally....
Acknowledgement MSU/AMSU data are produced by Remote Sensing Systems and sponsored by the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program. Data are available at www.remss.com.
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