The yr 2020 is the most well liked within the Antarctic Peninsula previously three many years, a research by the College of Santiago de Chile out Friday discovered.
Between January and August, temperatures reached between 2 and three levels Celsius (35.6 and 37.four levels Fahrenheit) on the peninsula, which is the northernmost a part of mainland Antarctica, in keeping with researchers on the Chilean Air Drive’s Frei Base on King George Island.
These temperatures are “greater than 2 levels Celsius over typical values,” climatologist Raul Cordero stated in an announcement launched by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH).
“Within the far northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, the typical most temperature up to now this yr has been above zero levels. This had not occurred for 31 years,” Cordero added.
He referred to as that truth “alarming,” because it may point out that the fast fee of ocean warming noticed within the space on the finish of the 20th century is resuming.
The excessive Southern Hemisphere winter temperatures are in distinction, nonetheless, with these registered between August and September, which reached -16.eight levels Celsius, the bottom since 1970.
The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost a part of Antarctica, the place there are scientific and army bases from a number of nations, together with Argentina, Chile and Britain.
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