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Base Esperanza vs Raufarhöfn Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Raufarhöfn, Iceland is approximately 14,813 km or 9,205 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Raufarhöfn bearing 203.8° or SSW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 201.1° or SSW .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • The annual average temperature is 7.8 °C (14°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.2 °C (2.2°F) more in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 5.5 mm (0.2 in) less which is equivalent to 5.5 l/m² (0.13 US gal/ft²) or 55,000 l/ha (5,880 US gal/ac) less. About 1 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 2.3° higher in Base Esperanza than in Raufarhöfn.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +3 (+5) +1 (+3) -1 (-2) -7 (-13) -13 (-23) -17 (-31) -19 (-34) -19 (-33) -12 (-22) -6 (-11) -1 (-2) +2 (+4) -8 (-13)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +2 (+4) +1 (+2) -2 (-4) -9 (-16) -14 (-26) -19 (-34) -21 (-38) -20 (-35) -15 (-27) -8 (-15) -3 (-5) +2 (+3) -9 (-16)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -20 (-1) +9 (+0) +10 (+0) +12 (+0) +26 (+1) +9 (+0) +6 (+0) +14 (+1) -10 (0) -30 (-1) -15 (-1) -17 (-1) -6 (0)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +14h 59' +8h 18' +1h 27' -5h 36' -12h 39' -18h 14' -15h 20' -8h 20' -1h 15' +5h 48' +12h 51' +18h 15'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +42.5 +23.9 +2.3 -20.8 -37.3 -43.6 -37.7 -20.9 +1.9 +24.6 +42.7 +49.4   +2.3

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