State of the Climate
The State of the Climate is an annual report that is primarily led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center (NOAA/NCDC), located in Asheville, North Carolina, but whose leadership and authorship spans roughly 100 institutions in about 50 countries.
The report appears as a supplement to the June issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS). The State of the Climate report, known until 2001 as the Climate Assessment, is an international effort. The 2010 edition (released June 28, 2011) contained submissions from 368 authors from 45 nations and covered 41 climate indicators. The 2010 edition contained a highlights document that summarized the major findings of the report. The State of the Climate summarizes the global and regional climate of the preceding calendar year and places it into a historical context. In addition, notable climatic anomalies and events are discussed.
The major findings in the 2010 report were:
- 2010 was one of the two warmest years of the instrumental temperature record
- The El Niño-Southern Oscillation transitioned from El Niño to La Niña
- Changes in the Arctic and Greenland continued to outpace those across the rest of the planet, on average
- State of the Climate summaries
- BAMS State of the Climate NCDC archive of formal reports
- NOAA NCDC Climate Monitoring pages
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