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Svalbard Lufthavn vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Svalbard Lufthavn, Norway and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 1,877 km or 1,167 mi.
  • To reach Svalbard Lufthavn in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 44.2° or NE and follow the great circles arc to approach Svalbard Lufthavn bearing 127.1° or SE .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • Both are in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The mean temperature is 4.5 °C (8.1°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.1 °C (12.8°F) less in Svalbard Lufthavn. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 56 mm (2.2 in) more which is equivalent to 56 l/m² (1.37 US gal/ft²) or 560,000 l/ha (59,868 US gal/ac) more. About 1 4/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 1.8° lower in Svalbard Lufthavn than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 5.4°C (9.7°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +8 (+14) +8 (+15) +8 (+15) +5 (+8) +1 (+2) +0 (+1) +1 (+2) +1 (+2) +2 (+4) +4 (+8) +6 (+11) +8 (+15) +5 (+8)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +6 (+0) +13 (+1) +16 (+1) +4 (+0) +0 (+0) +4 (+0) +2 (+0) -1 (0) +2 (+0) +1 (+0) +3 (+0) +6 (+0) +56 (+2)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -0h 00' -0h 59' -0h 15' +1h 10' -0h 00' -0h 00' -0h 00' +0h 56' +0h 12' -1h 08' -0h 00' -0h 00'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -1.8 -1.7 -1.8 -1.8 -1.8 -1.7 -1.7 -1.7 -1.6 -1.6 -1.7 -1.8   -1.8
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +9 +11 +11 +10 +10 +3 +4 +3 +6 +4 +5 +4   +6.7
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) +9 (+16) +9.6 (+17) +9.7 (+17) +6 (+11) +2.8 (+5) +0.8 (+1) +1.9 (+3) +1.4 (+3) +3 (+5) +4.8 (+9) +6.9 (+12) +8.6 (+15) +5.4 (+10)

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