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    Global Surface Temperature Data for March 2013

    4/17/2013, 5:25:37 AM

    The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has released their global land/ocean surface temperature anomaly data for March 2013.

    March 2013 ended up tied (2006) for 9th warmest March on record. The GISS global record goes back to 1880.

    The global temperature for March 2013 averaged 0.59 degrees C. or 1.06 degrees F. above the 1951-1980 average.

    The GISS image below shows the March 2013 temperature anomalies for the northern and southern Hemisphere. Reds and yellows indicate that the month averaged warmer than normal, while the blues show colder than normal.

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    By the way, the northern Hemisphere averaged 0.78 degrees C. above normal, placing it tied for 11th warmest on record.

    March 2013 was the 10th warmest on record for the southern Hemisphere, averaging 0.52 degrees C. above the 1951-1980 average.

    The latest plot of the monthly mean global surface temperature from GISS.

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