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Base Esperanza vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 15,582 km or 9,683 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 171.8° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 175.8° or S .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • The annual mean temperature is 5.4 °C (9.7°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 17.8 °C (32°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 602.4 mm (23.7 in) more which is equivalent to 602.4 l/m² (14.78 US gal/ft²) or 6,024,000 l/ha (644,006 US gal/ac) more. About 5 6/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 12.4° higher in Base Esperanza than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Base Esperanza relative to Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Base Esperanza.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +24 (+43) +24 (+43) +21 (+38) +10 (+17) -4 (-7) -12 (-22) -15 (-28) -14 (-26) -5 (-10) +6 (+11) +15 (+27) +22 (+40) +5 (+11)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +25 (+45) +26 (+46) +21 (+39) +10 (+18) -5 (-9) -14 (-26) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -7 (-13) +5 (+10) +16 (+28) +23 (+41) +6 (+10)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +50 (+2) +59 (+2) +72 (+3) +53 (+2) +47 (+2) +40 (+2) +38 (+2) +48 (+2) +44 (+2) +44 (+2) +55 (+2) +51 (+2) +602 (+24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +18h 40' +13h 38' +2h 08' -9h 02' -17h 43' -19h 45' -18h 47' -13h 34' -1h 50' +9h 25' +17h 48' +19h 46'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +52.7 +33.7 +12.3 -10.8 -27.3 -33.5 -27.6 -10.8 +12 +34.5 +53 +59.9   +12.4

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