Friday, March 22, 2013

Four weeks of climate data:
Southern Temperate Temperature Recap

Here is the last of the regions of the world we are looking at, the southern hemisphere's temperate zone. It can be said there is little rhyme or reason in which regions show the most warming compared to northern or southern neighbors. To the south, it's the section of Antarctica south of South America that's burning up, but Chile, Argentina, most of Uruguay and southern Brazil don't show a huge increase. To the north, the tropical South Pacific shows the most warming, but the temperate South Pacific is not warming significantly.

With the exception of Western Antarctica, with its shrinking ice shelves and seriously warming regions, the story of South vs. North can be said simply.

Less land and more ocean, less people, less oceanic ice and less warming.

Tomorrow, we look at the possibility of factoring out the effects of La Niña and El Niño from climate data.

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