Data Dependent: Hot, hot, heat in Australia

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While the Lit Desert in Iran may be the hottest spot on Earth thanks to some dark pebbles, when it comes to highest average temperature, that prize goes to Australia. This Land Surface Temperature map comes compliments of NASA’s Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center.


And just to put some numbers onto the visuals, we asked WolphramAlpha for some help.


IMAGE SOURCE: Creative Commons

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