Land Surface Air Temperatures Since 1902

May 13, 2014 11:41 AM
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This animation reflects the findings from a recent study in the journal Nature Climate Change. It follows the accumulated warming/cooling of land surface air temperature from 1902 and onward, with light warm color indicating less warming, dark warm color more warming, blue color cooling. The values of accumulated warming and cooling are indicated by the color bar at the bottom, with a unit of degree Celsius. Credit: Zhaohua Wu, Fei Ji, Eric Chassignet, and Jie Sun