Al 'Aziziyah (Arabic: العزيزية Al 'Azīzīya), whiles spelt El Azizia, is a ceety in an caipital o Al Jfara Destrict in northwastren Libie, 55 kilometres (34 mi) soothwast o Tripoli. Afore 2001 it wis in Al 'Aziziyah Destrict an its ciapital. Al 'Aziziyah is a major tred centre o the Sahel Jeffare plateau, bein on a tred route frae the coast tae the Nafusa Muntains an the Fezzan region tae the sooth. As o 2009, the ceety's population haes been estimatit at ower 4,000.
Geography an climate[eedit | eedit soorce]
On 13 September 1922, a heich temperature o 57.8 °C (136 °F) wis recordit in Al 'Aziziyah, which is the heichest temperature ever measured on earth.
However , that reading is controversial:
- The weather station was at first in Al Aziziyah town, but in 1919 it was muivit tae a hilltop fort, where the weather station wis set up on black tarmac, which wad hae absorbed mair sunlicht an made the air thare airtificially hetter, explainin a period o vera het readins thare frae 1919 tae 1928.
- Shortly afore the 13 September 1922 record readin, the weather station's uisual maximum thermometer haed been damaged, an replaced bi an uncalibratit ordinary maximum-minimum thermometer sic as aften uised in greenhouses.
This record daes no mean that Al 'Aziziyah is the hettest place on Yird; that title belangs tae Dallol, Ethiopie, whaur the mean temperatur is 34.4 °C (94 °F). If the record wis no the actual temperatur, then the hettest temperature is 56.7 °C (134 °F) which haes been recordit in 1913 in Daith Valley in the Unitir States.
|Climate data for Al 'Aziziyah, Libie (1920-1942)|
|Record heich °C (°F)||30.1
Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]
- ↑ "العزيزية" ("Al 'Aziziyah")[deid airtin] World Gazetteer. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
- ↑ "Global Measured Extremes of Temperature and Precipitation". National Climatic Data Center. United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Archived frae the original on 25 Mey 2012. 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). Archived frae the original on 17 Mey 2006. Retrieved 6 September 2009.
- ↑ "Broken thermometer led to a record breaker". Daily Telegraph. 13 November 2010.
- ↑ Burt, Christopher C. (8 October 2010). "QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE WORLD'S HOTTEST TEMPERATURE ON RECORD: 136.4°F (58°C) AT AL AZIZIA, LIBYA SEPTEMBER 13, 1922". Weather Underground. Archived frae the original on 9 September 2015. Retrieved 9 October 2010.
Coordinates: 32°31′51″N 13°01′16″E / 32.53083°N 13.02111°E