Climate Change: Temperature Anomalies

A comparison between present and future (RCP8.5) surface temperature anomalies.

A 3-day smoothing has been applied to the output to dampen day to day variability.


 Movie File (.mov, 118MB, 1920×1080)


Climate Change: Temperature

Computational Modeling

Nan Rosenbloom and Gary Strand (NCAR/CGD)

Visualization and Post-production

Tim Scheitlin and Matt Rehme (NCAR/CISL)



Visualization Software

NCAR Command Language.


This simulation was made possible with help from numerous individuals within NCAR and from many outside collaborators who contribute to the CESM development and production runs.

The Community Earth System Model (CESM) is a fully-coupled, global climate model that provides state-of-the-art computer simulations of Earth’s past, present, and future climate states.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.