The hottest place on the planet

The hottest place on the planet Weather and Climate

Of the textbooks we have long known that the hottest spot on the planet is the African city of El Azizia in Libya, where the temperature record was recorded. However, satellite data show that the first place belongs to the far point of the earth. Moreover, the palm of the year goes to the new "record."

Satellite image of Lut desert, Iran. July 6, 1999.

Record Aziziyah was established September 13, 1922, when the thermometer showed Weather +58 ° C. These high temperatures in the region provoked constant warm winds from the Sahara Desert. The previous record of 56,7 ° C refers to the July 10, 1913.

Conducted by the University of Montana and the new calculations have shown that the usual champions of global temperatures for a long time can not compete with such a place as Lut desert in Iran. Satellite images of the geographical area in the past seven years, only confirms these findings.

Partially such belated data can be explained by the fact that the climatic conditions of the desert extremely harsh, and conduct long-term measurements on the site is almost impossible. Fortunately, there are satellites available to scientists. They work on the principle of measuring the amount of heat in a certain part of the surface of the Earth, the so-called "skin temperature of the earth", which is heated by the sun, atmosphere and other sources of heat.

Infrared image of Iranian desert Lut.

As for Lut desert, the temperature just above that in 2005 amounted to 70,7 ° C. Are the highest rates are found throughout the study (in 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2009).

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