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Global Land-Ocean Temperature Anomaly
Entry ID: geodata_1934

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Abstract: Our analysis concerns only temperature anomalies, not absolute temperatures. The temperature anomaly tells us how much warmer or colder than normal it is at a particular place and point in time, the 'normal temperature' being the mean over many (30) years (same place, same time of year). It seems obvious that to find the anomaly, you first have to know the current and normal absolute temperatures. This is correct for the temperature at one fixed spot (the location of one thermometer), but not true at all for regional mean temperatures.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Global Land-Ocean Temperature Anomaly
Dataset Release Date: 2006-01-01
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 2004-12-31
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Use Constraints Public
Data Center
Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: James.E.Hansen at
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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