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What does IPY stand for?

IPY stands for Inches Per Year

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It only snows about 2 inches per year over most of Antarctica and the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth - 128.
For example, Retallack's analysis of soils in Utah's Axhandle Canyon found that rainfall jumped from 16 inches per year to 26 inches a year along with an average temperature increase of almost 10 degrees.