Summer 2013 was the shortest in the history of the Arctic

August 6, 2013. After analyzing temperature data from several observation points at the north pole of the planet, scientists have come to the conclusion that this year the Arctic July was particularly cold. Temperatures lower than normal impact on the duration of the summer in the Arctic, shortening it considerably.

In the top of the Arctic lands and waters of the warm season, when the formation of new ice stops, takes about 90 days. But in 2013, for some reason in the specified period of time managed to hold the fly less than half. Similar temperature behavior and the duration of the summer fiksiroalis here in 2004.

Ice, which lies in the Arctic, showing an active tendency to recovery compared to the state, which was caused by the 2012 phenomenon oscillations and rapid melting. This suggests that in the current year, the ice reserves in the North Pole have a great chance to recover in volume. To what exactly Climate consequences will this change, scientists have yet to figure out.


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