NASA recorded a picture of the Antarctic ice cap melting during a recent record heat wave

Tram Ho

Two weeks ago, Antarctica recorded a record high of 18.3 degrees Celsius , leading to melting in many places. And recently, NASA has released the latest images of melting ice in Antarctica during the period from February 5 to 13.

NASA ghi lại hình ảnh chỏm băng ở Nam Cực tan chảy trong đợt nóng kỷ lục vừa qua - Ảnh 1.

Comparison between 4/2 and 13/2, it can be seen that the amount of melting ice after the last record heat in Antarctica is very large.

The images were taken by NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite, taken at the location of Eagle Island, about 40km from Antarctica’s Esperanza station – the record location for Antarctica’s record high temperatures.

The melting ice has created large lakes on Eagle Island with an area of ​​about 2.5 square kilometers. According to what is measured here, the amount of melting ice is about 10cm thick, and about a quarter of that melted on February 6 – the same day recorded a record high temperature in Antarctica. NASA also estimates that up to 20% of the snow and ice that has fallen on the island in the past year has melted in the last heatwave.

NASA ghi lại hình ảnh chỏm băng ở Nam Cực tan chảy trong đợt nóng kỷ lục vừa qua - Ảnh 2.

The heat map shows Antarctica is heating up a lot

In general, melting ice in polar regions at an increasingly rapid rate is extremely alarming, and if we do not find a way to prevent global warming, the dark future when the melting ice leads to the land Being submerged will be more and more likely to come true.

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