Temperature anomalies

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  • Temperature Anomalies
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  • The deviation of temperature in a given region over a specified period from the long-term average value for the same region.
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Abstract from DBPedia
    A temperature anomaly is the departure from the average temperature, positive or negative, over a certain period (day, week, month or year). In standard usage, the normal average temperature would be calculated over a period of at least 30 years over an homogeneous geographic region. For example, if the reference value is 15 °C, and the measured temperature is 17 °C, then the temperature anomaly is +2 °C (i.e., 17 °C −15 °C). Temperatures are obtained from surface and offshore weather stations, or inferred from meteorological satellite data. Anomalies can be calculated for surface and upper-air atmospheric temperatures or sea surface temperatures.

    (Source: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Temperature_anomaly)