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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Narsarsuaq Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Narsarsuaq, Greenland is approximately 2,793 km or 1,735 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Narsarsuaq bearing 24.8° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 83.1° or E .
  • Svalbard Lufthavn has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Narsarsuaq has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Svalbard Lufthavn is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Narsarsuaq is in or near the subpolar rain tundra biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 7.7 °C (13.8°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 5.1 °C (9.2°F) more in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 435 mm (17.1 in) less which is equivalent to 435 l/m² (10.68 US gal/ft²) or 4,350,000 l/ha (465,044 US gal/ac) less. About 2/7 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 17.1° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Narsarsuaq.
  • Relative humidity levels are 5.9% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.3°C (11.4°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -9 (-15) -10 (-18) -11 (-19) -12 (-22) -10 (-17) -7 (-12) -4 (-8) -5 (-8) -5 (-9) -6 (-11) -7 (-13) -7 (-13) -8 (-14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -25 (-1) -14 (-1) -18 (-1) -30 (-1) -31 (-1) -41 (-2) -45 (-2) -48 (-2) -47 (-2) -41 (-2) -47 (-2) -48 (-2) -435 (-17)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -6h 07' -7h 21' -1h 06' +5h 16' +6h 54' +5h 14' +6h 01' +7h 12' +0h 56' -5h 26' -6h 49' -5h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -17.2 -16.8 -17.1 -17.1 -17.1 -17.1 -17 -17 -16.9 -16.7 -17.1 -17.2   -17.1
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +8 +10 +8 +7 +8 +3 +1 +3 +6 +6 +5 +6   +5.9
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -7 (-13) -8.3 (-15) -9 (-16) -10.7 (-19) -7.4 (-13) -5.4 (-10) -4.1 (-7) -3.8 (-7) -3.4 (-6) -4.7 (-8) -6.1 (-11) -6 (-11) -6.3 (-11)

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