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Antarctic Peninsula at warmest in last 3 decades: Study


Team Udayavani, Oct 4, 2020, 6:14 PM IST

The year 2020 is the hottest in the Antarctic Peninsula in the past three decades, a study said

A study by the University of Santiago de Chile out found that  between January-August, temperatures reached between 2-3°C on the peninsula, which is the northernmost part of mainland Antarctica.

As reported by Phys.org, Those temperatures are “more than 2 degrees Celsius over typical values,” climatologist Raul Cordero said in a statement released by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH).

“In the far northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, the average maximum temperature so far this year has been above 0 degrees. This had not happened for 31 years,” Cordero added.

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