July 2017 was statistically tied with July 2016 as the warmest July in the 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS).
Last month was about 0.83 degrees Celsius warmer than the mean July temperature of the 1951-1980 period. Only July 2016 showed a similarly high temperature (0.82 degrees Celsius). All previous months of July were more than a tenth of a degree cooler.
References and Related Reading
- NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (2017) GISS Surface Temperature Analysis. Accessed August 18, 2017.
- NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (2017, August 15) July 2017 Equaled Record July 2016. Accessed August 18, 2017.
- NASA Earth Observatory (2017) World of Change: Global Temperatures.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2017, August 10) International report confirms 2016 was warmest year on record for the globe. Accessed August 18, 2017.
- NASA Earth Observatory (2017, January 19) Global Temperature Record Broken for Third Consecutive Year.
- The Washington Post (2017, August 7) Death Valley just experienced the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. Accessed August 18, 2017.
- NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, based on data from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Story by Mike Carlowicz.