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Isfjord Radio, Svalbard vs Base Orcadas Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Isfjord Radio, Svalbard, Norway and Base Orcadas, Antarctica is approximately 15,921 km or 9,893 mi.
  • To reach Isfjord Radio, Svalbard in this distance one would set out from Base Orcadas bearing 17.1° or NNE and follow the great circles arc to approach Isfjord Radio, Svalbard bearing 44° or NE .
  • Both have a tundra climate (ET).
  • The average temperature is 0.1 °C (0.1°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 7.1 °C (12.8°F) more in Isfjord Radio, Svalbard. The continentality subtype is truly oceanic as opposed to barely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 325.2 mm (12.8 in) less which is equivalent to 325.2 l/m² (7.98 US gal/ft²) or 3,252,000 l/ha (347,660 US gal/ac) less. About 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 16.7° lower in Isfjord Radio, Svalbard than in Base Orcadas.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Isfjord Radio, Svalbard relative to Base Orcadas. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Base Orcadas vs Isfjord Radio, Svalbard.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) -10 (-17) -10 (-18) -11 (-20) -5 (-9) +2 (+3) +9 (+15) +12 (+22) +11 (+19) +5 (+9) +-1 (-2) -5 (-8) -8 (-15) -1 (-2)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) -11 (-19) -12 (-21) -12 (-22) -6 (-11) +3 (+5) +11 (+20) +15 (+27) +13 (+24) +7 (+13) +0 (+0) -4 (-8) -8 (-15) 0 (-1)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -12 (-22) -13 (-24) -13 (-24) -7 (-13) +4 (+6) +13 (+24) +18 (+32) +16 (+29) +9 (+17) +1 (+2) -5 (-8) -8 (-15) +0 (+0)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -18 (-1) -49 (-2) -49 (-2) -58 (-2) -43 (-2) -33 (-1) -20 (-1) -12 (0) -12 (0) -9 (0) -8 (0) -15 (-1) -325 (-13)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day -17h 44' -14h 06' -2h 17' +9h 47' +16h 59' +18h 35' +17h 50' +13h 57' +1h 58' -10h 09' -17h 03' -18h 35'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) -57 -38 -16.6 +6.6 +23.1 +29.4 +23.4 +6.7 -16.1 -38.5 -57.2 -64.2   -16.7

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