Temperature Extremes

2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record
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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record

Earth’s average temperature has risen more than 1.2°C (2°F) since the late 19th century.

Published Jan 14, 2021

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Remote Sensing World of Change Temperature Extremes

Fraser Island Blazes
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Fraser Island Blazes

Fires have scorched half of a World Heritage Site and threatened local wildlife.

Published Dec 10, 2020

Image of the Day Land Drought Fires Human Presence Temperature Extremes

Spring Heats Up Down Under
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Spring Heats Up Down Under

The country endured its hottest spring and November on record.

Published Dec 3, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Drought Fires Human Presence Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

California Heatwave Fits a Trend
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California Heatwave Fits a Trend

A new study shows heatwaves in Southern California have increased in frequency, duration, and intensity over recent decades.

Published Sep 10, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Drought Human Presence Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

Extreme Heat in Death Valley
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Extreme Heat in Death Valley

NASA’s ECOSTRESS instrument observed extreme early morning temperatures in the desert of California and Nevada.

Published Aug 20, 2020

Atmosphere Heat Land Water Drought Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes