NASA Images Reveals 9-Day Heat Wave Melts 20% of Island’s Snow in Antarctica
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows images of melted island’s snow in Antarctica due to a nine-day heat wave .
The NASA images revealed that around a quarter of an Antarctic island’s snow cover melted due to a nine-day heat event caused by the alarming climate change. The melted part is located at Eagle Island on the northeastern peninsula in Antarctica.
The heatwave peaking at 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit exposed the island’s ice cap and the pools of meltwater can be seen opened upon its surface. It is the hottest day recorded in the icy continent.
NASA’s Earth Observatory said that around 20 percent of 4 inches of Eagle Island’s snowpack melted. The heatwave melting ice caps is the major reason for the increasing sea level especially this upcoming summer.
“You see these kinds of melt events in Alaska and Greenland, but not usually in Antarctica.” Nichols College in Massachusetts geologist Mauri Pelto.
Antarctica is one of the coldest continents on the planet but the heatwave managed to melt a part of the island. The incident indicates that the global temperature rises.
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