Preliminary 2004 Global Temperatures
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Climatic Data Center
Climate of 2004 Preliminary Annual Review
December 16, 2004
*All data in this report are preliminary. Any image or value with an asterisk is based on 11 months of data only. A final report will be available in January 2004.
Global temperatures in 2004 will likely be 0.55�C (1.00�F)* above the long-term (1880-2003) average**, which will make 2004 the fourth warmest year on record. The warmest year on record is 1998, having an anomaly of 0.63�C (1.13�F), followed by 2002 and 2003 both having an anomaly of 0.56�C (1.01�F). Land temperatures are on track to be 0.87�C (1.57�F)* above average, ranking third in the period of record while ocean temperatures will also likely rank as third warmest with 0.41�C (0.74�F)* above the 1880-2003 mean.
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