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Climate of the troposphere

The temperature of the troposphere is measured by satellites nearly everywhere on the earth. It is also possible to analyze the temperature of several atmospheric layers separately.

The resulting RSS data is provided by Remote Sensing Systems.


Global temperature

The following diagram shows the global temperature of the lower troposphere. The monthly anomalies from 1979 to date are displayed.

Global temperature 1979 to date (RSS data)


Temperature of the northern and southern hemisphere

The second diagram shows the global temperature of the lower troposphere separated into northern and southern hemisphere. The monthly anomalies from 1979 to date are displayed. Northern hemisphere red, southern hemisphere blue.

Temperature of the northern and southern hemisphere 1979 to date (RSS data)


Since the early nineties the difference of the anomalies has increased between the northern and southern hemisphere. According to this the warming of the northern hemisphere was more developed. The slow decline of the global temperature during the last ten years results mostly from the trend of the southern hemisphere.


Temperature of the land and sea surface

The following diagram shows the global temperature for land (red) and sea surface (blue).

Temperature of the land and sea surface 1979 to date (RSS data)



Temperature of the land surface in several regions

The following diagram shows the global temperature for several land regions: tropics (green), north of the tropics (red), and south of the tropics (blue).

Temperature of the land surface in several regions 1979 to date (RSS data)



Temperature of the sea surface in several regions

The following diagram shows the global temperature for several sea surface regions: tropics (green), north of the tropics (red), and south of the tropics (blue).

Temperature of the sea surface in several regions 1979 to date (RSS data)