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How did November 2010 Rank Globally?

12/06/2010, 6:19:30 PM

How warm or cold was November?

Remote Sensing Systems has released their global satellite measured temperature data for the month of November.

The temperature data covers the lower troposphere.

According to Remote Sensing Systems, November 2010 was the 6th warmest November in the satellite record going back to 1979.

The Arctic region continues to see the warmest anomalies, which is no surprise.

Also, note the image below, which shows the warmth over NE Canada and eastern Europe, while NW Europe and eastern Australia were much cooler than normal.


Here are the actual temperature anomaly numbers:

Global (70 S to 82.5N): +.312 C or +.561 F, by the way October 2010 was +.293 C.

Arctic region (60 N to 82.5 N): +1.24 C or +2.23 F.

Tropics (20 S to 20 N): -0.087 C.........thank you La Nina!

Cont. USA: -0.039 C

The longer term temperature trend is +.163 C per decade.


The University of Alabama (UAH) satellite measured temperature anomaly for the month of November was +0.38 C or +.684 F. 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

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