State of the climate in 2011

This is the 22nd annual edition of the State of the Climate series, from its origin as NOAA’s Climate Assessment, and the 17th consecutive year of its association with the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Its primary goals are to document the weather and climate events of the year and place them into accurate historical perspective, and to provide information on the state, trends, and variability of the climate system’s many variables and phenomena.

See Also
Paper: Explaining extreme events of 2011 from a climate perspective

Statement: WMO statement on the status of the global climate in 2011

Report: State of the climate in 2010

Report: Extreme weather and climate change: understanding the link, managing the risk

Report: Global climate risk index 2012