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Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Fairbanks, Alaska Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland and Fairbanks, Alaska, Usa is approximately 2,892 km or 1,797 mi.
  • To reach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base in this distance one would set out from Fairbanks, Alaska bearing 31.4° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 107.6° or ESE .
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET) whereas Fairbanks, Alaska has a boreal subarctic climate with no dry season (Dfc).
  • Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome whereas Fairbanks, Alaska is in or near the boreal moist forest biome.
  • The average temperature is 8.3 °C (14.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 11.1 °C (20°F) less in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. The continentality subtype is truly continental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 152.1 mm (6 in) less which is equivalent to 152.1 l/m² (3.73 US gal/ft²) or 1,521,000 l/ha (162,605 US gal/ac) less. About 4/9 as much.
  • There are 435 fewer hours of sunlight per year in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. In whichever way circa 1h 12' less per day or about 4/5 as many.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 11.7° lower in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base than in Fairbanks, Alaska.
  • Relative humidity levels are 4.7% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 6.5°C (11.6°F) lower.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Pituffik/ Thule Air Base relative to Fairbanks, Alaska. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Fairbanks, Alaska 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) +0 (-1) -7 (-12) -16 (-28) -18 (-32) -18 (-32) -17 (-31) -15 (-27) -13 (-23) -12 (-22) -7 (-12) -1 (-2) -1 (-2) -10 (-19)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +0 (+0) -5 (-9) -12 (-22) -16 (-29) -15 (-27) -14 (-25) -12 (-22) -10 (-18) -9 (-17) -6 (-11) 0 (-1) 0 (0) -8 (-15)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +1 (+2) -3 (-5) -9 (-16) -15 (-26) -12 (-21) -10 (-19) -9 (-17) -7 (-12) -6 (-11) -5 (-9) +1 (+1) +1 (+2) -6 (-11)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -6 (0) -4 (0) -5 (0) -2 (0) -9 (0) -28 (-1) -32 (-1) -26 (-1) -6 (0) -11 (0) -10 (0) -14 (-1) -152 (-6)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) -6 ( -19) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6) 0 ( 0) -2 ( -6) -6 ( -20) -7 ( -23) -8 ( -26) -4 ( -13) -4 ( -13) -2 ( -7) -2 ( -6)   -45 ( -12)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day -1h 44' -4h 04' -3h 05' -0h 16' -0h 13' -1h 38' -0h 09' +1h 54' +0h 10' -1h 52' -2h 22' -1h 09'   -1h 12'
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -4h 41' -5h 42' -0h 44' +3h 40' +5h 46' +3h 20' +4h 32' +5h 36' +0h 38' -3h 51' -5h 40' -3h 19'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -11.8 -11.6 -11.8 -11.8 -11.7 -11.7 -11.6 -11.6 -11.6 -11.4 -11.8 -11.9   -11.7
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) -12 -6 +4 +12 +19 +23 +17 +14 +8 -3 -10 -9   +4.8
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature °C & (°F) -1.6 (-3) -5.5 (-10) -11.3 (-20) -13.2 (-24) -8.8 (-16) -7 (-13) -7.7 (-14) -6.4 (-12) -6.6 (-12) -6.3 (-11) -1.8 (-3) -1.4 (-3) -6.5 (-12)

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