NOAA's NCDC Climate of 2006 - Annual Report (issued Jan 11, 2007)
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Climate of 2006 - Annual Report
The global annual temperature for combined land and ocean surfaces in
2006 was +0.54�C (+0.97�F) above average, ranking 5th warmest in the
period of record. However, uncertainties in the global calculations
due largely to gaps in data coverage make 2006 statistically
indistinguishable from 2005 and several other recent warm years as
shown by the error bars on the global time series. Globally averaged
land temperatures were +0.78�C (+1.40�F) and ocean temperatures +0.45�
C (+0.81�F) above average, ranking 4th and 5th warmest, respectively.
The land and ocean surface temperatures for the Northern and Southern
Hemisphere ranked 2nd and 6th warmest, respectively.