Indicator: A-04 Temperature trends - annual mean temperature anomalies

Data

Annual Mean Temperature Anomalies For Australia

Annual Mean Temperature Anomalies For Australia

Source: Bureau of Meteorology 2005, Annual mean all-Australian temperature anomalies (1961-1990 normal).

Annual Maximum Temperature Anomalies For Australia

Annual Maximum Temperature Anomalies For Australia

Source: Bureau of Meteorology 2005, Annual mean all-Australian temperature anomalies (1961-1990 normal).

Annual Minimum Temperature Anomalies For Australia

Annual Minimum Temperature Anomalies For Australia

Source: Bureau of Meteorology 2005, Annual mean all-Australian temperature anomalies (1961-1990 normal).

What the data mean

Annual mean temperatures show an increase over the reporting period, 1910 to 2004 with the second half of the 20th century showing greater warming than the first half. This has been accompanied by an increase in both maximum and minimum temperatures.

Data Limitations

Nil

Issues for which this is an indicator and why

Atmosphere - Climate variability and change - Weather 

Trends in temperatures are an indicator of climate variability and change that in turn will have an impact on our human, economic and environmental health.

Other indicators for this issue:

Land - Contributions and pressures between the land and the atmosphere - Climate 

Trends in temperatures are an indicator of climate variability and change that in turn will have an impact on the land.

Other indicators for this issue:

Inland Waters - Catchment scale influences - Influence of climate variability and change 

Trends in temperatures are an indicator of climate variability and change that in turn will have an impact on the inland waters.

Other indicators for this issue:

Biodiversity - Pressures on biodiversity - Climate variability 

Trends in temperatures are an indicator of climate variability and change that in turn will have an impact on biodiversity.

Other indicators for this issue:

Further Information