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Mcmurdo Sound vs Abashiri Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Abashiri, Japan is approximately 13,637 km or 8,474 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Abashiri bearing 174.5° or S and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 161° or SSE .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Abashiri has a warm summer continental/ hemiboreal climate with no dry season (Dfb).
  • The mean temperature is 23.3 °C (41.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.7 °C (3.1°F) less in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental for both.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 602.4 mm (23.7 in) less which is equivalent to 602.4 l/m (14.78 US gal/ft) or 6,024,000 l/ha (644,006 US gal/ac) less. About 1/4 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 34.4° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Abashiri.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Mcmurdo Sound relative to Abashiri. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Abashiri vs Mcmurdo Sound.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +4 (+7) -2 (-3) -15 (-26) -25 (-45) -33 (-59) -36 (-64) -43 (-77) -47 (-84) -41 (-75) -29 (-53) -13 (-23) -1 (-2) -23 (-42)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) -49 (-2) -4 (0) -43 (-2) -32 (-1) -43 (-2) -48 (-2) -59 (-2) -91 (-4) -87 (-3) -58 (-2) -52 (-2) -37 (-1) -602 (-24)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +14h 53' +12h 22' +1h 58' -8h 35' -14h 33' -15h 14' -14h 55' -12h 14' -1h 41' +8h 53' +14h 35' +15h 14'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +6.1 -12.5 -34 -57 -74 -80.7 -74.8 -57.8 -35.4 -12.5 +5.9 +13   -34.4

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