Annual anomalies in global ocean surface temperature from 1880 to 2018, based on temperature departure (in degrees Celsius)*
Global ocean temperature anomalies 1880-2018
This statistic represents annual anomalies in global ocean surface temperature from 1880 to 2018, based on temperature departure from the 20th century average. In 2018, ocean surface temperatures were around 0.66 degrees Celsius warmer than the 20th century average. Oceans are responsible for absorbing over 90 percent of the Earth's excess heat from global warming.
Annual anomalies in global ocean surface temperature from 1880 to 2018, based on temperature departure (in degrees Celsius)*
Temperature departure in degrees Celsius
20180.66
20170.67
20160.76
20150.74
20140.64
20130.54
20120.51
20110.46
20100.56
20050.57
20000.35
19900.37
19800.26
19700.05
19600.05
1950-0.09
19400.12
1930-0.11
1920-0.18
1910-0.4
1900-0.05
1880-0.05
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1885 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Global and hemispheric anomalies are with respect to the 20th century average. Coordinate anomalies are with respect to the 1981 to 2010 average. All other regional anomalies are with respect to the 1910 to 2000 average.
Timescale of "Year-to-Date" was used.

Global ocean temperature anomalies 1880-2018
This statistic represents annual anomalies in global ocean surface temperature from 1880 to 2018, based on temperature departure from the 20th century average. In 2018, ocean surface temperatures were around 0.66 degrees Celsius warmer than the 20th century average. Oceans are responsible for absorbing over 90 percent of the Earth's excess heat from global warming.
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