July heatwave caused by a massive heat dome over Europe • Earth.com

Last update: September 20th, 2019 at 2:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory is a map of air surface temperatures across Europe on July 25, 2019. On this day, at least seven countries set new record highs.

The darkest red regions of the map, which was derived from the Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) model, represent temperatures which exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 

According to NASA, the July heatwave was caused by a large area of high pressure that hovered over the region, which is referred to as a heat dome. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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