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AVERAGE SURFACE TEMPERATURE

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Definition

Average surface temperature of the earth is the combined temperature of the near-surface air temperature and the sea surface temperature. It is an important measured quantity in analyzing global climate change.

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Applications

  1. Environmental issues
  2. Agriculture issues
  3. Water cycle
  4. Energy cycle
  5. Weather forecast
  6. Global climate change

GES DISC Datasets

To access products that have a specific parameter, click the corresponding 'data access' links in the table below.

Parameter Units Platform /Instrument Data
Begin Date End Date Access Doc
Average Surface Temperature K GLDAS Model 1979 present ftp Y

Other sources for data

  1. GLDAS
  2. NOAA/NCDC
  3. UNEP
  4. USGS
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