We have certain expectations about the snow. We often think that it will be white, but in areas of the coastal Antarctica, it bears a strange tint of bright green. It is a color that we can see more of as one.
Antarctica does not turn into a giant margarine. The blue color is caused by the blooming of microscopic algae. The flowers cover a lot of ground, they can be observed by satellites.
A team led by researchers at the University of Cambridge in the UK and the British Antarctic Survey used satellite data and field observations to create a map of green algae and predict future growth. hybrid of blue snow. Surname publish their work in Nature Communications on Wednesday.
Blue snow appears along the coast. "They thrive in 'warmer' areas, where the average temperature is just above 0 degrees Celsius in the Australian summer – the summer months in the Southern Hemisphere from November to February," Cambridge University said in a release on Wednesday.
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