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See what's the hottest place on Earth

A study for the most extreme surface temperatures on Earth showed that the hottest areas were Iran's Louth Desert and the North American Sonora Desert, Sciens Alert reported.
According to satellite data from the last two decades, the surface in these two regions sometimes heats up to 80.8 degrees Celsius, BTA transmits.

The Louth Desert (Dashte Louth) occupies the first place in the heat of the surface. From 2002 to 2019, the temperature there was regularly incinerating, probably because it was between mountain ranges that stop the air above the dunes, especially in parts covered by black volcanic rock.

Data confirm the established in 2011 In 2004, 2007, and 2009, the highest temperatures on land were recorded in the Louth Desert. In 2005, the area reached 70.7 degrees Celsius, but according to the authors of the new study, the values were likely higher.

After this first analysis, NASA is updating satellite software and can now better record Earth's surface temperatures. With it, specialists come to the conclusion that temperatures in the Louth Desert were 10 degrees higher than previously thought.

The temperature in the Sonora Desert on the US-Mexico border can reach also such extreme values, but not as often as in the Louth Desert.

Death Valley in California was considered the hottest place on Earth with a record temperature of 56.7 degrees Celsius, but it was just the heat of the air.

The study also found the coldest place on Earth - Antarctica with a record of minus 110.9 degrees Celsius - 20 degrees lower than previous calculations.

The results of the study are published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.


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