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Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Essen Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland and Essen, Germany is approximately 4,143 km or 2,574 mi.
  • To reach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base in this distance one would set out from Essen bearing 338.1° or NNW and follow the great circles arc to approach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 266.9° or W .
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Essen has a marine west coast climate (Cfb).
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Essen is in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The annual average temperature is 20.8 °C (37.4°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.7 °C (24.7°F) more in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. The continentality subtype is truly continental as opposed to truly oceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 809 mm (31.9 in) less which is equivalent to 809 l/m² (19.85 US gal/ft²) or 8,090,000 l/ha (864,875 US gal/ac) less. About 1/8 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 25° lower in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base than in Essen.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Pituffik/ Thule Air Base relative to Essen. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Essen 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) -23 (-41) -26 (-46) -28 (-51) -25 (-45) -20 (-35) -16 (-28) -14 (-26) -15 (-28) -18 (-32) -21 (-37) -21 (-38) -23 (-41) -21 (-37)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -25 (-45) -27 (-49) -29 (-53) -26 (-46) -19 (-33) -14 (-26) -13 (-23) -13 (-24) -16 (-29) -21 (-37) -22 (-40) -25 (-44) -21 (-37)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -27 (-48) -28 (-51) -30 (-54) -26 (-46) -17 (-31) -12 (-22) -11 (-20) -12 (-21) -15 (-27) -21 (-37) -24 (-42) -26 (-47) -21 (-37)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -75 (-3) -51 (-2) -71 (-3) -62 (-2) -66 (-3) -90 (-4) -73 (-3) -53 (-2) -55 (-2) -58 (-2) -73 (-3) -82 (-3) -809 (-32)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -8h 11' -7h 29' -1h 02' +4h 50' +8h 38' +7h 42' +8h 07' +7h 23' +0h 53' -5h 04' -8h 35' -7h 42'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -25 -24.8 -25 -25 -25 -25.1 -25.1 -25.1 -25.1 -24.9 -25.1 -25.1   -25

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