30 Mar '15, 3pm

Antarctica Records Hottest Day Ever, New Study Finds Rapid Acceleration of Ice Melt

Antarctica Records Hottest Day Ever, New Study Finds Rapid Acceleration of Ice Melt

Prior to this week’s record heat wave for the icy continent, the hottest known temperature in Antarctica was 62.8 degrees Fahrenheit, recorded at Esperanza Base on April 24, 1961. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has not officially declared last week’s temperatures as all-time weather records for Antarctica, but “the Argentinian weather service has verified that the temperatures measured at Esperanza Base and Marambio Base were the highest ever measured at each site,” said Weather Underground.

Full article: http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/30/antarctica-hottest-day-ever/

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