Warmest Global Ocean Surface Temperatures on Record for July

by on August 21, 2009 · 5 comments

in Environment, Health, World News

Report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

NOAA / August 14, 2009

The planet’s ocean surface temperature was the warmest on record for July, breaking the previous high mark established in 1998 according to an analysis by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. The combined average global land and ocean surface temperature for July 2009 ranked fifth-warmest since world-wide records began in 1880.

Global Climate Statistics

  • The combined global land and ocean surface temperature for July 2009 was the fifth warmest on record, at 1.03 degrees F (0.57 degree C) above the 20th century average of 60.4 degrees F (15.8 degrees C).
  • The global ocean surface temperature for July 2009 was the warmest on record, 1.06 degrees F (0.59 degree C) above the 20th century average of 61.5 degrees F (16.4 degrees C). This broke the previous July record set in 1998. The July ocean surface temperature departure of 1.06 degrees F from the long-term average equals last month’s value, which was also a record.

  • The global land surface temperature for July 2009 was 0.92 degree F (0.51 degree C) above the 20th century average of 57.8 degrees F (14.3 degree C), and tied with 2003 as the ninth-warmest July on record.

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avatar r hoobler August 21, 2009 at 11:12 am

anybody want to buy some beach front property in clairemont?

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avatar jon August 21, 2009 at 11:46 am

hoobler, that picture seriously makes me want to fix you a nice tall glass of metamucil.

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avatar Danny Morales August 21, 2009 at 11:50 am

Hey Hoobie, Welcome back:>p… The editor told us not to pick on you when you were gone. Shee…it! if not then:>| when?

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avatar Frank Gormlie August 21, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Never said anything about r hoobler. have at him, heh heh.

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avatar bodysurferbob August 21, 2009 at 1:03 pm

isn’t global warming wonderful? now we can surf in northern waters.

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