Chart - Annual Mean Temperature Change in the United States

This chart show annual and five-year running mean surface air temperature in the contiguous 48 United States relative to the 1951-1980 mean. The x axis represents years ranging from 1880 to 2007, arranged across the axis at 10-year increments. The y axis represents temperature anomalies, in centigrade, ranging from negative one point five degrees centigrade through positive one point five degrees centigrade. Tabular data for this graph is available here: tabular data.