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Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Base Orcadas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland and Base Orcadas, Antarctica is approximately 15,357 km or 9,543 mi.
  • To reach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base in this distance one would set out from Base Orcadas bearing 351.8° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 342.7° or NNW .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • The annual average temperature is 7.4 °C (13.3°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18.8 °C (33.8°F) more in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 538.2 mm (21.2 in) less which is equivalent to 538.2 l/m² (13.21 US gal/ft²) or 5,382,000 l/ha (575,372 US gal/ac) less. About 1/5 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 15.1° lower in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base than in Base Orcadas.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -22 (-39) -24 (-42) -22 (-40) -13 (-23) 0 (0) +9 (+16) +13 (+23) +11 (+20) +3 (+5) -7 (-12) -14 (-26) -20 (-36) -7 (-13)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -24 (-43) -26 (-46) -24 (-44) -15 (-26) 0 (0) +10 (+18) +14 (+25) +12 (+22) +4 (+7) -7 (-12) -15 (-28) -22 (-39) -7 (-14)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -26 (-47) -28 (-50) -26 (-47) -16 (-30) 0 (0) +12 (+21) +16 (+29) +15 (+26) +5 (+10) -7 (-12) -17 (-30) -23 (-42) -8 (-14)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -38 (-1) -68 (-3) -69 (-3) -67 (-3) -56 (-2) -45 (-2) -29 (-1) -28 (-1) -30 (-1) -36 (-1) -35 (-1) -38 (-2) -538 (-21)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -17h 44' -13h 12' -2h 04' +8h 45' +16h 59' +18h 35' +17h 50' +13h 07' +1h 46' -9h 07' -17h 03' -18h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -55.4 -36.4 -15 +8.2 +24.7 +30.9 +24.9 +8.2 -14.6 -37.1 -55.7 -62.6   -15.1

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