Global surface temperature references and data sources

Cowtan, K. and R.G. Way, 2013: Coverage bias in the HadCRUT4 temperature series and its impact on recent temperature trends. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Volume 140, Issue 683, pages 1935–1944, July 2014 Part B [link] [Cowtan and Way overview page]

Hansen, J., R. Ruedy, M. Sato, and K. Lo, 2010: Global surface temperature change, Rev. Geophys., 48, RG4004, doi:10.1029/2010RG000345. [link] [GISS Surface Temperature Analysis (GISTEMP)]

Karl, T. R.  et al., (2015): Possible artifacts of data biases in the
recent global surface warming hiatus, Science, June 4 2015, doi:10.1126/science.
aaa563. [link] [study data] [NOAA Global Surface Temperature Transition]

Morice, C. P., J. J. Kennedy, N. A. Rayner, and P. D. Jones, 2012: Quantifying uncertainties in global and regional temperature change using an ensemble of observational estimates: The HadCRUT4 dataset.  J. Geophys. Res., 117, D08101, doi:10.1029/2011JD017187. [link] [HadCrut4]

Rohde, R.,  R. A. Muller, et al, 2013: Berkeley Earth Temperature Averaging Process. Geoinfor Geostat: An Overview 1:2. doi:10.4172/gigs.1000103 [link] [Berkeley Earth Land and Ocean]

Smith et al., (2008): Improvements to NOAA’s Historical Merged Land-Ocean Surface Temperature Analysis (1880-2006), J. Climate., 21, 2283-2293. [link] [NOAA Climate at a Glance]