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Base Esperanza vs Riga Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Base Esperanza, Antarctica and Riga, Latvia is approximately 15,045 km or 9,349 mi.
  • To reach Base Esperanza in this distance one would set out from Riga bearing 219° or SW and follow the great circles arc to approach Base Esperanza bearing 230° or SW .
  • Base Esperanza has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Riga has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • The average annual temperature is 12 °C (21.6°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10.2 °C (18.4°F) less in Base Esperanza. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to subcontinental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 90.4 mm (3.6 in) more which is equivalent to 90.4 l/m² (2.22 US gal/ft²) or 904,000 l/ha (96,644 US gal/ac) more. About 1 1/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 7.1° lower in Base Esperanza than in Riga.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +5 (+9) +4 (+7) -3 (-5) -12 (-22) -21 (-38) -26 (-48) -28 (-50) -27 (-48) -19 (-34) -11 (-20) -4 (-7) +3 (+5) -12 (-21)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +6 (+11) +5 (+9) -1 (-3) -12 (-22) -18 (-33) -24 (-43) -27 (-49) -26 (-46) -19 (-34) -10 (-19) -4 (-6) +3 (+5) -11 (-19)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +23 (+1) +40 (+2) +45 (+2) +20 (+1) +11 (+0) -14 (-1) -25 (-1) -7 (0) -14 (-1) -4 (0) +4 (+0) +10 (+0) +90 (+4)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +11h 27' +6h 42' +1h 11' -4h 33' -9h 55' -13h 12' -11h 40' -6h 43' -1h 01' +4h 43' +10h 04' +13h 13'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +33.2 +14.5 -7.2 -30.3 -46.8 -53.1 -47.2 -30.5 -7.6 +15.1 +33.4 +40.3   -7.1

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