These data contain monthly mean temperature anomalies expressed as deviations from the corresponding 1951-1980 means. They are useful for showing how we can measure climate change.
A data frame with 1,692 observations on the following 2 variables.
a date, mostly to contain information for the year and month
the mean temperature anomaly as deviation from corresponding 1951-1980 mean
Data are updated through most recent month, at least for last time I updated it.
Data represent combined land-surface air and sea-surface water temperature anomalies.
Of note: the day value in the
date column has no real value.
It was just a way of combining data that are aggregated by year and month.