UAH v6.0 data for January were released this week. The dataset has moved to Beta 5, which has caused some interesting changes. Remember, Version 6.0 is a work in progress, with slight tinkering, until the final version is released.
Here are updated graphs for various regions showing the furthest back one can go to show a zero or negative trend (less than +0.1C/ 100 years) in lower tropospheric temperatures. In some regions the pause has lengthened, in others it has shortened. Note: The satellite record commences in December 1978- now 37 years and 2 months long- 446 months. 12 month running means commence in November 1979.
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There has been zero trend for 18 years and 11 months.
The Pause is back!
The Pause has lengthened again. For well over half the record the Southern Hemisphere has zero trend.
22 years 5 months.
Northern Extra-Tropics (20-60N- where most people live):
Southern Hemisphere Extra-Tropics (mostly water):
The Pause is 13 years 11 months long- 13 months short of 15 years.
For the whole of the satellite record, the South Polar region has been cooling. So much for a fingerprint of warming due to the enhanced greenhouse effect being greater warming at the Poles!
20 years 10 months.
USA 49 states:
The Pause lives!