Scientists Have Found the Coldest Place On Earth

Scientists Have Found the Coldest Place On Earth

The coldest place on Earth that ever measured is in the ridge in eastern Antarctica, near the South Pole. But according to the new study scientists find out that temperatures can drop even lower there than the previous measurements.

The data of 2013 the temperatures on the East Antarctic Plateau between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji, dipped to a staggering minus 135 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 93 degrees Celsius).

However, in accordance with new analysis of the same data, those temperatures can drop to approximately minus 148 degrees F (minus 100 degrees C). So, by this results, it is considered the coldest place on Earth.

[On ice-covered Antarctica, the average temperature during the dark winter months is around minus 30 degrees F (minus 34.4 degrees C). For the new study, scientists analyzed data collected during July and August between 2004 and 2016. The temperatures were measured in small basins of the East Antarctic Plateau near the South Pole, at an elevation of 12,467 feet (3,800 meters), the highest part of the ice sheet. The new, record-breaking temperatures were widespread, appearing at 100 locations in depressions dotting “a broad region” of the plateau, the study authors reported] informed LiveScience.com.

For the new analysis, researchers have been informed the surface weather data. The new record-low temperature is probably about as cold as it can find on Earth, which is became the coldest place on Earth. It needs to be extremely cold and extremely dry for several days for such extreme lows to emerge, Scambos explained.

“There’s a limit to how long the conditions persist to allow it to cool to these ultra-low temperatures, and a limit to how much heat you can actually get through the atmosphere, because water vapor has to be almost nonexistent in order to emit heat from the surface at these temperatures,” he said.

Source: LiveScience.com