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Base Esperanza vs King George Island, South Shetland Islands Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica is approximately 169 km or 105 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from King George Island, South Shetland Islands bearing 144° or SE and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 142.2° or SE .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • The mean annual temperature is 3.5 °C (6.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3.1 °C (5.6°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 70.8 mm (2.8 in) less which is equivalent to 70.8 l/m² (1.74 US gal/ft²) or 708,000 l/ha (75,690 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.2° lower in Base Esperanza than in King George Island, South Shetland Islands.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Base Esperanza relative to King George Island, South Shetland Islands. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of King George Island, South Shetland Islands vs Base Esperanza.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -2 (-4) -4 (-6) -5 (-10) -6 (-10) -5 (-9) -5 (-9) -4 (-7) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) -1 (-1) 0 (0) -4 (-5)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +17 (+1) -2 (0) -13 (-1) -25 (-1) -16 (-1) -13 (0) -2 (0) +12 (+0) -12 (0) -21 (-1) -3 (0) +7 (+0) -71 (-3)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +0h 27' +0h 12' +0h 02' -0h 08' -0h 21' -0h 35' -0h 28' -0h 12' -0h 01' +0h 08' +0h 22' +0h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.2 -1.2 -1.3 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.2 -1.3   -1.2

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