TITLE

Recent anomalies of mean temperature of 12 consecutive months — Germany, Europe, Northern Hemisphere

AUTHOR(S)
Kundzewicz, Z. W.; Gerstengarbe, F.-W.; Österle, H.; Werner, P.C.; Fricke, W.
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Theoretical & Applied Climatology;2009, Vol. 95 Issue 3/4, p417
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Anomalies of mean air temperature of 12 consecutive months were detected recently at a number of spatial scales: from local via national and continental, to hemispheric. At all these spatial scales, pre-2007 records were exceeded by considerable margins. The recent rise in the mean temperature of 12 consecutive months at several scales has remained largely unnoticed, because the 12-month means are seldom analyzed. Broad attention is typically focused on monthly, seasonal and annual temperatures. Analysis of shifted 12-month periods helps spot peculiar 12-month episodes with remarkable temperature anomalies that do not coincide with a calendar year. Introducing 12-month running mean temperatures into the global warming debate can prove useful.
ACCESSION #
36793513

 

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