|Argo Buoy - S. Hemisphere|
The contain the data from thousands of "weather stations" in the form of buoys or "floats" in the Southern Hemisphere.
These should smooth out the rad graphing the Southern Hemisphere data develops (see red lines on graph below right) with all the gaps in it which we have had to use heretofore.
|Red line caused by data starved area|
Incidentally, we know more about the Moon and Mars than we do about that place.
In the mean time, while I am integrating the data into the matrix ... notice the grey area at the bottom of this map below ... missing data ... that is the data we now have from Argo, so we will be able to fill in the grey areas some ...
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- The combined average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces for August 2014 was record high for the month, at 0.75°C (1.35°F) above the 20th century average of 15.6°C (60.1°F), topping the previous record set in 1998.
- The global land surface temperature was 0.99°C (1.78°F) above the 20th century average of 13.8°C (56.9°F), the second highest on record for August, behind 1998.
- For the ocean, the August global sea surface temperature was 0.65°C (1.17°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.4°F). This record high departure from average not only beats the previous August record set in 2005 by 0.08°C (0.14°F), but also beats the previous all-time record set just two months ago in June 2014 by 0.03°C (0.05°F).
- The combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for the June–August period was also record high for this period, at 0.71°C (1.28°F) above the 20th century average of 16.4°C (61.5°F), beating the previous record set in 1998.
- The June–August worldwide land surface temperature was 0.91°C (1.64°F) above the 20th century average, the fifth highest on record for this period. The global ocean surface temperature for the same period was 0.63°C (1.13°F) above the 20th century average, the highest on record for June–August. This beats the previous record set in 2009 by 0.04°C (0.07°F).
- The combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for January–August (year-to-date) was 0.68°C (1.22°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.3°F), the third highest for this eight-month period on record.
The global graph and the Global Highlights are from NOAA.
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