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Greenland: In some parts of Greenland it was over eight degrees warmer than usual in September


The past month was one of the warmest on record - this was particularly noticeable in Greenland. But not only there was the average temperature higher than in previous years.

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Kangerlussuaq in Greenland

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According to official information, it was more than eight degrees warmer in some places in Greenland in September 2022 than the multi-year average for that month.

"It was unusually warm in Greenland, and most of the area experienced the warmest September since 1979," said climate researcher Freja Vamborg of the EU's climate change service Copernicus, according to a statement.

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Globally, the average temperature was almost 0.3 degrees above average.

The reference period is from 1991 to 2020. Together with September 2016, this year's September was the fourth warmest recorded to date.

In Europe, on the other hand, temperatures were slightly below average.

In Antarctica, September sea ice extent was three percent below average.

That ranks among the five lowest readings for September.

The EU climate change service uses satellites, ships, airplanes and weather stations around the world for its measurements and evaluations.

Data on temperatures, sea ice cover and other aspects are published monthly using computer analysis.


Source: spiegel

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