Antarctica’s Atmosphere Warming Dramatically, Study Finds

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 30, 2006   View Article

The air over Antarctica has warmed dramatically over the past 30 years, according to a new study of archived data collected by weather balloons floated over the icy continent.

The greatest warming—nearly 1.4ºF (0.75ºC) per decade in the winter—has occurred about 3 miles (5 kilometers) above the surface.

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