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Mcmurdo Sound vs Altai Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and Altai, China is approximately 14,907 km or 9,263 mi.
  • To reach Mcmurdo Sound in this distance one would set out from Altai bearing 163.3° or SSE and follow the great circles arc to approach Mcmurdo Sound bearing 113.4° or ESE .
  • Mcmurdo Sound has a ice cap climate (EF) whereas Altai has a mid-latitude cool steppe climate (BSk).
  • The mean annual temperature is 21.6 °C (38.9°F) cooler.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 13.5 °C (24.3°F) less in Mcmurdo Sound. The continentality subtype is subcontinental as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 37.7 mm (1.5 in) more which is equivalent to 37.7 l/m² (0.93 US gal/ft²) or 377,000 l/ha (40,304 US gal/ac) more. About 1 2/9 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 30.7° lower in Mcmurdo Sound than in Altai.

Climate Comparison Table

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +13 (+24) +6 (+11) -12 (-21) -28 (-51) -39 (-70) -43 (-78) -48 (-86) -48 (-86) -40 (-72) -25 (-45) -5 (-9) +10 (+18) -22 (-39)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +5 (+0) +19 (+1) +6 (+0) +7 (+0) +3 (+0) +14 (+1) -5 (0) -1 (0) -5 (0) +3 (+0) -7 (0) -2 (0) +38 (+1)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +15h 18' +12h 37' +2h 01' -8h 46' -14h 55' -15h 43' -15h 21' -12h 30' -1h 44' +9h 04' +14h 57' +15h 43'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°) +9.7 -8.8 -30.4 -53.3 -70.3 -77 -71 -54 -31.6 -8.7 +9.7 +16.7   -30.7

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