Why is the north pole cold? Heat rises so it should be the hottest place on eath?
- Anonymous1 month ago
don't feed the trolls
- oikoσLv 71 month ago
It is a sad comment on the status of modern education that I can't be sure that you are asking tongue-in-cheek.
- James BlackleyLv 71 month ago
The earth rotates in a circle 365 days year round.
In the summer months the NH is closest to the Sun, which means thats where the warmest weather is, and also given the SH is furthest away from the sun, that's where the coldest weather lies.
The north and south poles never really face the sun, which means, the heat never really shines down on it.
- oil field trashLv 71 month ago
For part of the year the North Pole is in total darkness. There is only a limited time that it receives full sunlight but that light is at a very steep angle so it transmits less heat to the surface.
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- Yahoo UserLv 51 month ago
It will be when all the ice melts. Ice floats to the top too.
- 1 month ago
No. The thermal gradient across the pole is similar to the gradient at the surface of a bell jar and it does not move. We all know that if the top is hot and the bottom is cold then the top is hotter than the bottom.
After a while you may be able to feel the top hot and the bottom cold by putting a mark on the surface where you have felt the temperature. But, just as the temperature of the bell jar rises and falls with the position of the mark, it rises and falls with the position of the northern hemisphere.