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May 2003 new global land high temperature record (1880-2002)

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  • npat1@juno.com
    NCDC s global average land temperature was the highest of record last month (May averages, 1880 to current). Globally averaged land temperatures were warmest
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 16, 2003
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      NCDC's global average land temperature was the highest of record last
      month (May averages, 1880 to current).

      "Globally averaged land temperatures were warmest on record, 0.96�C
      (1.73�F) above the long-term mean."
      http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/2003/may/global.html#Temp
      http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/img/climate/research/2003/may/glob_may_pg.gif

      There are no urban heat island areas on or near Greenland.
      " By the end of the 2002 season, the total area of surface
      melt on the Greenland Ice Sheet had broken all known
      records. That same summer, Mark Serreze and his
      colleagues at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in
      Boulder, Colorado, began noticing unusually low levels of
      sea ice in the Arctic, based on remote sensing data. �I
      was really surprised by the change,� Serreze said. �By the
      end of the summer, sea ice levels in the Arctic were the
      lowest in decades and possibly the lowest in several
      centuries.� ... "
      http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/vanishing/\
      07 May 2003

      Pat Neuman
      Twin Cities


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