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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Base Orcadas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Base Orcadas, Antarctica is approximately 15,964 km or 9,920 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Base Orcadas bearing 17.3° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 45.6° or NE .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • The mean temperature is 2.9 °C (5.2°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.7 °C (21.1°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 482.2 mm (19 in) less which is equivalent to 482.2 l/m² (11.83 US gal/ft²) or 4,822,000 l/ha (515,504 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.9° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Base Orcadas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -16 (-29) -17 (-31) -16 (-29) -10 (-18) +1 (+2) +10 (+18) +15 (+27) +13 (+24) +6 (+11) -2 (-4) -9 (-16) -13 (-24) -3 (-6)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -32 (-1) -55 (-2) -53 (-2) -63 (-2) -56 (-2) -41 (-2) -27 (-1) -29 (-1) -28 (-1) -35 (-1) -32 (-1) -32 (-1) -482 (-19)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -17h 44' -14h 11' -2h 19' +9h 55' +16h 59' +18h 35' +17h 50' +14h 03' +1h 59' -10h 15' -17h 03' -18h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -57.2 -38.1 -16.8 +6.4 +22.9 +29.2 +23.2 +6.5 -16.2 -38.7 -57.4 -64.4   -16.9

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