Lut desert, Hottest on Earth

Lut desert, Hottest on Earth

Satellite temperature record coming from NASA satellites shows that Lut desert in Iran is the hottest place on earth.
With temperatures as high as 71°C, the desert is aptly called ‘the Pole of Heat on earth’, Mehr News Agency reported.
NASA figures show that between 2004 and 2009 (except for 2008 when Turpan Depression in north of China won the title with 68°C) different regions in Lut desert had been the hottest spots, with extreme temperatures.
The region, located in eastern Lut is predominantly salt flats of Rig Yalan, and absorbs the most heat of the sunlight for the cream-colored wind sands in the background, thus providing the NASA an easy spot to detect for temperature estimation.
This region, which covers an area of about 480 square kilometers, is called Gandom Beriyan (Persian for ‘roasted wheat’).
A spot located 75km from Rig Yalan with 70.0 °C since 2005 has the record for the hottest place and the title Pole of Heat. According to climatologists, the most precise temperature measurement is only possible in natural environment with the scientists

Iran Daily

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