The combined land and ocean surface temperature in 2007 fell within the 10 highest on record, while the average land temperature was the warmest since global records began in 1880. In the low to midtroposphere, the annual global mean temperature was among the five warmest since reliable global records began in 1958, but still cooler than the record warmest year of 1998. For the fourth consecutive year, the annual precipitation averaged over global land surfaces was above the long-term mean, although the anomaly was significantly less than in 2006 when the annual value was the eighth wettest since 1901. 1. Introduction -- 2. Global climate -- 3. Global oceans -- 4. The tropics -- 5. The poles -- 6. Regional climates -- 7. Seasonal summaries.
"This publication was adapted, with permission, from the "State of the Climate in 2007", published as a supplement to the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Volume 89, Number 7, July 2007 ..."--Title page verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-179).