posted on Jun, 15 2005 @ 02:14 PM
It seems to merely be showing that the eastern US, india, Japan, and tierro del fuego had a cooler may in 2005 than usual, and that Europe, Siberia,
parts of australia and south america had warmer temperatures this may than usual.
, btw, if anyone is wondering, show absolute average temperature for those regions. So its not
saying northern siberia was
hotter than eastern north america or Spain is hotter than Brazil and Alaska.
I'm not really sure why this should be seen as meaningful.
The temperature index is formed by combining the meteorological station measurements over land with sea surface temperatures obtained primarily from
Here is the ' Monthly temperature anomalies in 1997, relative to the 1951-1980 mean"
It looks like most months are roughly rather similar to the one presented on top.
Here is "Global map of monthly-mean temperature anomalies for the year 2004 relative to the 1951-1980 baseline"
Some of the months here are rather different from the orignal anomaly map. But whats it all supposed to mean? Some years and some months some
regions tend to get warmer and other regions tend to get colder? I don't see how its relevant.
Also, these surface-air temps aren't necessarily having anything at all to do with crustal processes or anything like that. They are affected more
strongly be the pressence or absence of cities and farmland or prarieland and pollutants and humidity and amount of received sunlight, etc etc, not
'hot molten magma' warming the crust.
[edit on 15-6-2005 by Nygdan]