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Air Temperature

Planet Postcard: Climate Data Flies High with Kites

August 6, 2018
Over 250 years ago, meteorologists used kites to carry thermometers aloft and record upper air observations.

Assessing the Global Climate in January 2017

July 30, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January 2017 was the third highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in February 2017

July 30, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for February 2017 was the second highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in March 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for March 2017 was the second highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in April 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for April 2017 was the second highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in May 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for May 2017 was the third highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in June 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for June 2017 was the third highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in July 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for July 2017 was the second highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in August 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for August 2017 was the third highest for the month.

Assessing the Global Climate in September 2017

July 26, 2018
The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for September 2017 was the fourth highest for the month.