NOAA: Earth had 13th warmest March on record

NOAA: Earth had 13th warmest March on record

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18 April 2011
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The Earth experienced the 13th warmest March since record keeping began in 1880, as the climate phenomenon La Niña continued to be a significant factor. The annual maximum Arctic sea ice extent was reached on March 7 and tied with 2006 as the smallest annual maximum extent since record keeping began in 1979.

The monthly analysis from NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center is part of the suite of climate services NOAA provides government, business and community leaders so they can make informed decisions.

Global surface temperature Anomalies - March 2011.

High Resolution (Credit: NOAA)

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