Climatic Changes Turns Antartica's Snowy Landscape Into Green!

 - Sakshi Post

The global climatic change is turning many parts of Antarctica into bright green. Blooms of algae are giving parts of the frozen continent an increasingly green tinge.

According to studies, microscopic algae blooms across the surface of the snow is slowly turning Antarctica white landscape into green. Although the individual algae are microscopic, when they grow at scale, the green snow can even be seen from space. 

Using a combination of satellite data and ground observation, researchers from the University of Cambridge and the British Antarctic Survey created a large-scale map of green snow algae along the Antarctic Peninsula coast.

As per study reports, the green snow algae bloomed in warmer areas where the average temperatures are just above 32 degrees Fahrenheit during the southern hemisphere’s summer months from November to February.

While algae prefer warmer temperatures, scientists believe that rising global temperatures could also be the reason behind turning the snow landscape into bright green. 

According to reports, green is not the only splash of colour in Antarctica. Researchers are now planning similar studies on red and orange algae!

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