August 2008 Update on Global Temperature – RSS
Posted by The Diatribe Guy on August 7, 2008
Well, I still don’t have a predictive spreadsheet put together yet for the RSS anomalies, although now that I have the HadCrut spreadsheet completed I will be moving on to the satellite data next. Until I look at it in more detail, here’s a quick look at RSS data.
The latest RSS anomaly is 0.147. This is the highest reading since November 2007, and yet it is lower than July 2007 by more than 2 tenths of a degree. Overall, It is the 11th warmest July of the 30 data points on record. Of the more recent data, it is cooler than the last three years in July, and is the 4th coolest of the last ten years. It now extends to 11 months the year-over-year anomalies that are lower than the previous year’s. The last such consecutive stretch dates back to the period beginning April 1999 and ending February 2000.
The cooling trend now extends back to March 1997. So, while this anomaly is higher than the previous few, it actually had the impact of adding two months to the cooling trend on the front-end and adding the new month to the back end. This puts the current cooling trend for RSS at 11 years, 5 months.
I will keep it at that for the moment. I anticipate having a spreadsheet analysis completed by the end of the month and will look at it more closely at that time.