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Minus 93C in Antarctica

, December 10, 2013

Antarctica is pictured in this undated image courtesy of Nasa. Scientists found that a high ridge in the East Antarctic Plateau contains pockets of trapped air that dipped as low as minus 136 Fahrenheit (minus 93 degrees Celsius) on August 10, 2010, researchers said at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on December 9.

Scientists made the discovery while analyzing 32 years of global surface temperatures recorded by satellites.

They found that a high ridge in the East Antarctic Plateau contains pockets of trapped air that dipped as low as minus 136 Fahrenheit on Aug. 10, 2010, researchers said at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

The previous record low was minus 128.6 F (minus 89.2 C), set in 1983 at the Russian Vostok Research Station in East Antarctica, said Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado. Reuters/Nasa/Handout via Reuters
 




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