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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Cold Bay, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Cold Bay, Alaska, Usa is approximately 5,176 km or 3,216 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Cold Bay, Alaska bearing 0.5° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 178.6° or S .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Cold Bay, Alaska has a subpolar oceanic climate (Cfc).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Cold Bay, Alaska is in or near the subpolar wet tundra biome.
  • The average temperature is 10.2 °C (18.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 8.7 °C (15.7°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 734.3 mm (28.9 in) less which is equivalent to 734.3 l/m² (18.02 US gal/ft²) or 7,343,000 l/ha (785,015 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 23° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Cold Bay, Alaska.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -13 (-24) -14 (-25) -15 (-26) -13 (-24) -9 (-15) -6 (-10) -5 (-8) -6 (-11) -8 (-15) -10 (-17) -12 (-21) -13 (-23) -10 (-18)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -60 (-2) -39 (-2) -35 (-1) -40 (-2) -51 (-2) -42 (-2) -46 (-2) -59 (-2) -92 (-4) -97 (-4) -93 (-4) -79 (-3) -734 (-29)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -7h 32' -8h 07' -1h 13' +5h 47' +8h 05' +6h 57' +7h 28' +7h 58' +1h 03' -5h 58' -8h 02' -6h 57'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -23.2 -22.9 -23.2 -23.2 -23.1 -23 -22.9 -22.9 -22.8 -22.5 -22.9 -23.1   -23

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