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Base Esperanza vs La Quiaca Obs Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and La Quiaca Obs, Argentina is approximately 4,637 km or 2,882 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from La Quiaca Obs bearing 174.2° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 168° or SSE .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas La Quiaca Obs has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The annual mean temperature is 15.6 °C (28.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 2.7 °C (4.9°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 391.8 mm (15.4 in) more which is equivalent to 391.8 l/m² (9.62 US gal/ft²) or 3,918,000 l/ha (418,860 US gal/ac) more. About 2 1/6 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 40.7° lower in Base Esperanza than in La Quiaca Obs.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Base Esperanza relative to La Quiaca Obs. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of La Quiaca Obs vs Base Esperanza.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -13 (-23) -15 (-27) -18 (-32) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -15 (-26) -17 (-30) -16 (-28) -14 (-26) -14 (-25) -12 (-21) -16 (-26)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-16) -10 (-17) -12 (-22) -13 (-24) -10 (-18) -9 (-15) -8 (-14) -10 (-17) -10 (-17) -9 (-17) -9 (-17) -8 (-15) -10 (-17)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -23 (-1) -3 (0) +27 (+1) +50 (+2) +54 (+2) +47 (+2) +54 (+2) +72 (+3) +59 (+2) +40 (+2) +35 (+1) -19 (-1) +392 (+15)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +5h 28' +3h 05' +0h 32' -2h 04' -4h 40' -6h 26' -5h 35' -3h 05' -0h 27' +2h 09' +4h 44' +6h 26'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (¬°) -40.1 -40.9 -41.3 -41.2 -41.1 -41.1 -41.2 -41.2 -41.2 -40.7 -39.6 -38.6   -40.7

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