Climate Change

Record-smashing heatwaves are hitting Antarctica and the Arctic – here's why 

Antarctica is facing higher temperatures as climate change drives polar heatwaves. Image: Unsplash/ Cassie Matias

Simon Alexander

Atmospheric scientist, University of Tasmania

Dana Bergstrom

Principal Research Scientist, University of Wollongong

Sharon Robinson

Professor, University of Wollongong


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Recent storm clouds over East Antarctica. Image: Barry Becker
Air temperature anomalies across Antarctica at 2m above ground for the Mar 18. 2022. Image:
Snow on moss beds outside Casey research station 21 March 2022. Image: Chris Gallagher

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