July Heat, Gert, New Tropical Storm Activity

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Globe’s 7th wamest July; remarkable heat in Asia; little change to 93L
Posted by: JeffMasters, 2:34 PM GMT on August 16, 2011

July 2011 was the globe’s 7th warmest July on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center (NCDC)NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies rated July the 3rd warmest on record. July 2011 global land temperatures were the 5th warmest on record, and ocean temperatures were the 11th warmest on record. Global satellite-measured temperatures for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were the 6th or 3rd warmest in the 34-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). Arctic sea ice in July was the lowest on record, going back to 1979.

Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for July 2011. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

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