Al Aziziyah is a city in northwestern Libya. It's population was 4,000 as of 2009.
Geography an climate[eedit | eedit soorce]
- The weather station was at first in Al Aziziyah town, but in 1919 it was moved to a hilltop fort, where the weather station was set up on black tarmac, which absorbed the sunlight and made the air there artificially hotter, explaining a period of very hot readings there from 1919 to 1928.
- Shortly before the 13 September 1922 record reading, the weather station's usual maximum thermometer had been damaged, and replaced by a calibrated ordinary maximum-minimum thermometer such as often used in greenhouses.
This record does not mean that Al 'Aziziyah is the hottest place on Earth; that title belongs to Dallol, Ethiopia, where the mean temperature is 34.4°C (94°F). If the record was not the actual temperature, then the hottest temperature is 56.7°C (134°F) which has been recorded in 1913 in Death Valley in the United States.
|Climate data for Al 'Aziziyah, Libya(1920-1942)|
|Record heich °C (°F)||30.1
Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "Global Measured Extremes of Temperature and Precipitation". National Climatic Data Center. United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Retrieved 3 December 2008.
- "What is the highest temperature recorded on Earth, and what's a reasonable upper limit on the Earth's temperature?". Goddard Space Flight Center. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Retrieved 6 September 2009.[deid airtin]
- "Broken thermometer led to a record breaker". Daily Telegraph. 13 November 2010.
- Burt, Christopher C. (2010-10-08). "QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE WORLD’S HOTTEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD: 136.4°F (58°C) AT AL AZIZIA, LIBYA SEPTEMBER 13, 1922". Weather Underground. Retrieved 2010-10-09.