Impacts of global warming and anomalous changes in climatic patterns have left no stone unturned and Arctic is no different. Recently, the temperature of the Arctic is recorded hiking in an unusual rate, intensifying the harsh impacts of climate change. As per the reports, the temperature of monitoring buoys located close to the North Pole is recorded 30 degrees higher than the standard temperature rate, which is truly shocking. At one point of time, the temperature of the Arctic went to such a level, when the sea water started freezing. The hikes in temperatures were enlisted in spite of the long night in the Arctic, where the sunlight hasn’t reached since October.
On early Thursday, the climate of the buoy, located around 90 miles south of the North Pole recorded a temperature at the melting point of 32 degrees (0 Celsius), because of the monster tornado east of Greenland strangely drove warm air northward. The Weather systems also had forecasted the temperatures to draw this level of warm and hence, buoys being a part of the North Pole Environmental Observatory, expected to go through the same condition.
According to the data received from the buoy, in last two days, the air temperatures have spiked over 40 degrees at the point when they drifted close to minus-11 degrees (minus-24 Celsius) which, also were above the average rate. The whole Arctic north of 80 degrees, approximately the amount of the Lower 48 states, has experienced a sharp spike in temperature of around 30 degrees.
On this matter, Zachary Labe, a scholar and research student of Arctic temperature and climate at the University of California-Irvine said, “On Thursday, the areas near the North Pole are likely to very close to the freezing point today.”
In his Twitter account, Labe also mentioned about the vanishing of a large ice under one single day. Satellite imagery also revealed the vanishing of a large mass of ice close to the Franz Joseph Islands east of Svalbard over the last day, which is really dramatic.
Labe and his team are also expecting a huge fluctuation of warmness into the province to be the primary cause of the loss of sea ice at a point when the area is usually increasing frost.