Surface Air Temperature

Some articles on temperature, air, surface, surface air temperature:

Global Climate Model - Projections of Future Climate Change - Accuracy of Models That Predict Global Warming
... Most recent simulations show "plausible" agreement with the measured temperature anomalies over the past 150 years, when forced by observed changes in greenhouse gases and aerosols, and better ... the general features of the observed global temperature over the past century ... climate model predictions that upper air (tropospheric) warming should be greater than surface warming, with observations some of which appeared to show otherwise now appears to have been ...
Temperature Measurement - Surface Air Temperature
... Meteorological observatories measure the temperature and humidity of the air near the surface of the Earth usually using thermometers placed in a Stevenson screen, a standardized well-ventilated white-p ... The world's average surface air temperature is about 15 °C ... For information on temperature changes relevant to climate change or Earth's geologic past see Temperature record ...

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