Archive for June, 2015

UAH V6.0 Global Temperature Update for May 2015: +0.27 deg. C

Monday, June 8th, 2015

NOTE: This is the second monthly update with our new Version 6.0 dataset. Differences versus the old Version 5.6 dataset are discussed here.

The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for May, 2015 is +0.27 deg. C, up considerably from the April, 2015 value of +0.06 deg. C (click for full size version):

The global, hemispheric, and tropical LT anomalies from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 5 months are:

2015 1 +0.26 +0.38 +0.14 +0.12
2015 2 +0.16 +0.26 +0.05 -0.07
2015 3 +0.14 +0.23 +0.05 +0.02
2015 4 +0.06 +0.15 -0.02 +0.07
2015 5 +0.27 +0.33 +0.21 +0.27

I suspect that the May warming is due to El Nino-related warmth in the Pacific.

The global image for May, 2015 should be available in the next several days here.

The new Version 6 files, which should be updated soon, are located here:

Lower Troposphere:
Lower Stratosphere:

Temperature Update Delayed (so watch my cool video instead)…

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Sorry for the delayed temperature update for May, as I’ve been in Alameda, CA on family business. I’ll post the update when I get to work on Monday, June 8.

But in the meantime, check out the time lapse video I did of the full moon rising over San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, as the lights come up in the city. Best viewed full-screen, since there are a lot of things happening: