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A British Antarctic explorer facing the worst cold ever experienced in the Southern Hemisphere says there is a risk of deadly winds to blow the Antarctica ice caps into the Pacific.
Sebastian Balmer, from the University of Exeter, led the expedition to investigate if more than 100 people might survive the freezing temperature.
In early July, a record-breaking temperature in the Arctic left temperatures of more than 15 to 20 degrees below zero.
The weather left about 200 crew members without drinking water and nearly 400 people in the Antarctic with frostbite, including Mr Balmer.
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The Australian-led team is conducting an ice core study of Antarctica that should hel우리카지노p them understand how this extreme cold began.
Australian scientists have warned the Antarctic region is vulnerable to a repeat of conditions in 2013, when ice covering the continent nearly melted completely.
“Some of the weather that we’ve been seeing this time around is the result of climate change, so it is something that must be taken seriously and we need to be aware of it very soon,” Professor Tim Flannery from the University of Melbourne said.
In July, the cold and ice floes hit the Australian continent with wind chill readings in the single digits at a time when summer was winding down.
The researchers used infrared and radar imagery to map and measure what would become the longest period of dry, frozen land-locked land in human history.
When the air temperatures reached that level, it became the biggest cold anomaly on record and it was almost impossible to walk or swim.
The temperature is about 10 degrees below zero in the Southern Hemisphere, about 3 degrees below zero in the Northern Hemisphere.
It is the hottest day in the Northern Hemisphere since the satellite record began in 1979.
A total of 10 to 14 centimetres of ice covered the Antarctic each day between March and July.
In an extraordinary demonstration, the team took a boat to a site on the Antarctic plateau just south of the island of Whillans where temperatures were hovering around minus 40°C.
Dr Flannery said most of the people they measured on the first day were in ice fishing boat crews.
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