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ScienceData Dashboard: Climate
SCIENCE | May 23. 2016. 7:05
Data Dashboard: Climate

Carbon Brief has compiled key indicators on our climate, atmosphere, oceans and cryosphere. Use the tabs at the top to navigate between our interactive charts.

For example, you can see how CO2 levels, global temperatures and sea levels have risen, while Arctic sea ice extent has dwindled.

Data on the Earth’s average surface temperature is taken from the three main datasets around the world: HadCRUT4 from the UK Met Office Hadley Centre and the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, GISTEMP from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Sciences (GISS), and the MLOST record from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Data for the heat content of the upper 700m of the Earth’s oceans and for global atmospheric CO2 levels also comes from NOAA.

For daily and monthly sea ice extent in the Arctic and Antarctic, data is taken from the National Snow and Ice Data Centre (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colorado.

Finally, for global sea levels, there are two sources of data. For the time period from 1880 to 2009, the sea level record has been derived from coastal tide gauge records by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Australia. For 1993 to present, the chart shows satellite data from NASA.

We have archived the previous version of this Carbon Brief climate dashboard for reference. There is also a separate interactive Carbon Brief energy dashboard.

If you would like us to develop, extend or amend these dashboards, please get in touch via info@carbonbrief.org.

This dashboard was last updated on 25 Nov 2016.


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