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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Bethel, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Bethel, Alaska, Usa is approximately 4,555 km or 2,830 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Bethel, Alaska bearing 0.8° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 178° or S .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Bethel, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Bethel, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 5 °C (9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.1 °C (9.2°F) less in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 200.7 mm (7.9 in) less which is equivalent to 200.7 l/m² (4.93 US gal/ft²) or 2,007,000 l/ha (214,562 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 17.5° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Bethel, Alaska.
  • Relative humidity levels are 1.5% lower.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 4.9°C (8.8°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -1 (-2) -2 (-3) -5 (-10) -8 (-14) -9 (-16) -9 (-15) -7 (-13) -7 (-12) -7 (-12) -4 (-7) -2 (-3) 0 (0) -5 (-9)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -3 (0) +8 (+0) +5 (+0) -8 (0) -13 (-1) -26 (-1) -32 (-1) -51 (-2) -32 (-1) -24 (-1) -14 (-1) -12 (0) -201 (-8)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 14' -7h 25' -1h 06' +5h 19' +6h 59' +5h 23' +6h 08' +7h 15' +0h 57' -5h 29' -6h 55' -5h 23'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -17.6 -17.3 -17.6 -17.6 -17.5 -17.5 -17.4 -17.3 -17.2 -17 -17.4 -17.6   -17.5
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -6 -3 -3 -2 +8 +10 +6 -1 +0 -5 -12 -10   -1.5
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -2.1 (-4) -2.3 (-4) -5.7 (-10) -7.8 (-14) -6.7 (-12) -5.7 (-10) -5.6 (-10) -6.8 (-12) -6.3 (-11) -4.7 (-8) -3.6 (-6) -1.6 (-3) -4.9 (-9)

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