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99. Highest-ever Temperature of 21.7 Degrees Recorded in the Arctic Svalbard where the Global Seed Vault is Located

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On July 26, 2020, AFP reported that Norway’s Arctic archipelago Svalbard, which is located about 1,000 kilometers from the North Pole,recorded it’s highest-ever temperature of 21.7 degrees on the 25th of July. The Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a long-term seed storage facility established by the Global Crop Diversity Trust, is located in Svalbard Islands and has been storing seeds from around the world since 2008. The climatic conditions that led to a record high temperature this time would affect the maintenance of storage and could threaten the agrobiological base of crop diversity.



AFP. 北極圏スバルバル諸島で史上最高気温、21.7度を観測  2020年7月26日https://www.afpbb.com/articles/-/3295671

Phys.Org. Highest-ever temperature recorded in Norwegian Arctic archipelago July 26, 2020. https://phys.org/news/2020-07-highest-ever-temperature-norwegian-arctic…


 Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Research Strategy Office)

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