If you find that the nights here are already pretty long, then be sure not to Utqiagvik in the U.s. state of Alaska. There it is already 45 days night. On november 19, celebrated the 4,000 inhabitants there is the beginning of the ‘pole night’ and it takes nearly three weeks for the sun again rises.Read also This town in Alaska is heating up so quickly that algorithms are not able to follow
The inhabitants are the pole night long and celebrate the beginning with the horror film ’30 Days of Night’. In that film from 2007 is Utqiagvik during the pole night is overrun by vampires.
The average temperature during pole night falls on average to -5 à -10 degrees Celsius, but the mercury is dropping at some points up to -20. But the warming also let in Utqiagvik traces behind: last year, beat the algorithms of the American klimaatagentschap even tilt in the village.Alarming temperatures
Last year did American scientists, a finding that is so surreal that she was the first barely could believe it. The temperature in Utqiagvik was so rapidly increased that the algorithms tilt slew. When researchers from the American klimaatagentschap NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) climate report got our hands on, they saw something strange. The data of the weather station in Utqiagvik were not there.
The temperature in the hamlet was so rapidly increased that computer algorithms the data as unrealistic voted and then were removed from the database. Algorithms are suitable for data from purify, so that only the most reliable data remain, but with outliers as in Utqiagvik know they are not council.Canary in the coalmine
When we have climate change to compare with a koolmijnramp then Utqiagvik the canary that warns us impending disaster, the scientists. Arctic regions warm up faster than other places on the planet with the Utqiagvik as outlier. With less and less ice to the sunlight to reflect, the temperature will steadily increase.
The temperature in Utqiagvik since the year 2000 with up to 7.8 degrees has increased. No wonder the computer models tilt slew. Statisticians will be new algorithms have to come up to future extremes the boss.