The map below shows 20 years of all-time temperature records from the 100,000 approved weather stations in the NOAA GHCN-Daily database. Each dot shows the highest or lowest min or max temperature ever recorded at a station. Around 40,000 all-time records were set in the last two decades, out of 500 million daily min and max entries.

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Ecoclimax is defined by Odum (1969) as the culmination state after a succession in a stabilized ecosystem in which maximum biomass (or high information content) and symbiotic function among organisms is kept per unit of available energy flow.