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NASA's global temperature analysis declares March 2017 second hottest on record!

The monthly analysis by the team at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York is assembled from publicly available data acquired by about 6,300 meteorological stations around the world, ship- and buoy-based instruments measuring sea surface temperature, and Antarctic research stations.


NASA's global temperature analysis declares March 2017 second hottest on record!
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New Delhi: The phenomenon of climate change is making its magnanimous presence felt in a larger way, every day, every month.

The way climate change and global warming are influencing the world, reports of hotter summers in the years to come doesn't exactly come as a surprise.

Once again, a monthly tally of global temperatures conducted by NASA concluded that the month of March 2017 was the second warmest March in 137 years of modern record-keeping

Last month was 1.12 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean March temperature from 1951-1980. The two top March temperature anomalies have occurred during the past two years.

March 2016 was the hottest on record, at 1.27 degrees Celsius warmer than the March mean temperature. March 2017’s temperature was 0.15 degrees Celsius cooler than March 2016, but 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than any previous March.

The monthly analysis by the team at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York is assembled from publicly available data acquired by about 6,300 meteorological stations around the world, ship- and buoy-based instruments measuring sea surface temperature, and Antarctic research stations.

The modern global temperature record begins around 1880 because previous observations did not cover enough of the planet.

(With PTI inputs)

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