Chilling out in the coldest place on Earth

 作者:恽轴     |      日期:2019-03-08 01:08:12
VOSTOK Station in Antarctica currently holds the crown for the coldest place on the planet. It recorded -89.2 °C on 21 July 1983. But it could get even colder, with temperatures dropping to about -96 °C, if “perfect” cold-weather conditions prevail. John Turner of the British Antarctic Survey and colleagues analysed the weather conditions that brought about the record chill and found it was caused by an unusual, near-stationary atmospheric vortex. “This isolated Vostok and prevented the waves of warm air that normally come up from the ocean,” says Turner. After that big chill,