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A New Estimate of the Average Earth Surface Land Temperature

  title={A New Estimate of the Average Earth Surface Land Temperature},
  author={Robert Andrew Rohde and Richard A. Muller and Robert Jacobsen and Elizabeth A. Muller and Saul Perlmutter and Arthur H. Rosenfeld and Jonathan S. Wurtele and Donald E. Groom and Charlotte Wickham},
We report an estimate of the Earth’s average land surface temperature for the period 1753 to 2011. To address issues of potential station selection bias, we used a larger sampling of stations than had prior studies. For the period post 1880, our estimate is similar to those previously reported by other groups, although we report smaller uncertainties. The land temperature rise from the 1950s decade to the 2000s decade is 0.90 ± 0.05°C (95% confidence). Both maximum and minimum daily… 

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