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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Galena, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Galena, Alaska, Usa is approximately 4,110 km or 2,554 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Galena, Alaska bearing 2.6° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 174.6° or S .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Galena, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Galena, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 2.3 °C (4.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 16.9 °C (30.4°F) less in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 152 mm (6 in) less which is equivalent to 152 l/m² (3.73 US gal/ft²) or 1,520,000 l/ha (162,498 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 13.6° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Galena, Alaska.
  • Relative humidity levels are 8% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 0.4°C (0.7°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+15) +6 (+11) -1 (-1) -7 (-13) -11 (-20) -12 (-22) -10 (-17) -7 (-13) -6 (-10) -1 (-2) +5 (+8) +8 (+15) -2 (-4)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -6 (0) +1 (+0) +3 (+0) +3 (+0) -15 (-1) -20 (-1) -39 (-2) -43 (-2) -22 (-1) -2 (0) -7 (0) -5 (0) -152 (-6)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 44' -6h 43' -1h 00' +4h 52' +5h 48' +3h 24' +4h 35' +6h 33' +0h 51' -5h 00' -5h 43' -3h 24'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -13.7 -13.4 -13.7 -13.7 -13.6 -13.5 -13.4 -13.4 -13.3 -13.1 -13.5 -13.8   -13.6
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +1 +3 +7 +11 +24 +23 +16 +10 +10 +0 -8 -1   +8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +8.1 (+15) +6.4 (+12) +0.3 (+1) -5.3 (-10) -5.1 (-9) -5.9 (-11) -5.8 (-10) -4.9 (-9) -3 (-5) -1 (-2) +3.4 (+6) +7.8 (+14) -0.4 (-1)

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