The Concordia Research Base, located at Dome C in Antarctica at an altitude of 9,800 feet, recorded a record -11.5 degrees Celsius (+11.3 Fahrenheit) on Friday, tweeted Etienne Kapikian, a meteorologist from France-Matteo.
Normally, temperatures drop with the end of the southern summer, but Antarctica’s Domont de Orol station recorded a record temperature of 4.9C (40.82 F) for March at a time of year when normal As the temperature is already zero.
Gaiten Hemes of France Matteo described the unseasonably mild weather as a “historic event”.
And geologist Jonathan Will wrote on Twitter: “And that’s it, Concordia has broken its all-time record temperature of 1.5 ° C. This is the time when temperatures have risen sharply since December’s summer solstice. It should fall. It’s kind of a Pacific Northwest 2021 heat wave. Incident. It should never have happened. “
The Washington Post pointed out. Scientists say that there would be a heatwave Man-made “practically impossible” without climate change.
Extreme temperatures, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center in the United States, occurred at the end of February for the first time since 1979 when Antarctic sea ice fell below 2 million square kilometers (772,204 square miles).