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Balikpapan, Borneo vs Pituffik/ Thule Air Base Climate & Distance Between

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  • The distance between Balikpapan, Borneo, Indonesia and Pituffik/ Thule Air Base, Greenland is approximately 11,638 km or 7,232 mi.
  • To reach Balikpapan, Borneo in this distance one would set out from Pituffik/ Thule Air Base bearing 354.2° or N and follow the great circles arc to approach Balikpapan, Borneo bearing 181.4° or S .
  • Balikpapan, Borneo has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base has a tundra climate (ET).
  • Balikpapan, Borneo is in or near the tropical moist forest biome whereas Pituffik/ Thule Air Base is in or near the polar desert biome.
  • The average annual temperature is 38 °C (68.3°F) warmer.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 28.2 °C (50.8°F) less in Balikpapan, Borneo. The continentality subtype is extremely hyperoceanic as opposed to truly continental.
  • Total annual precipitation averages 2415 mm (95.1 in) more which is equivalent to 2415 l/m (59.27 US gal/ft) or 24,150,000 l/ha (2,581,795 US gal/ac) more. About 20 1/2 as much.
  • The altitude of the sun at midday is overall 61° higher in Balikpapan, Borneo than in Pituffik/ Thule Air Base.
  • Relative humidity levels are 6.3% higher.
  • The mean dew point temperature is 37.2°C (67°F) higher.

Climate Comparison Table

The table shows values for Balikpapan, Borneo relative to Pituffik/ Thule Air Base. You can also view this comparison the other way around from the perspective of Pituffik/ Thule Air Base vs Balikpapan, Borneo.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) +48 (+86) +51 (+91) +50 (+90) +42 (+75) +32 (+57) +25 (+45) +21 (+37) +23 (+41) +28 (+51) +36 (+64) +42 (+75) +47 (+84) +37 (+66)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) +50 (+91) +51 (+91) +51 (+92) +44 (+79) +33 (+59) +26 (+46) +21 (+39) +22 (+40) +29 (+52) +37 (+66) +44 (+78) +49 (+87) +38 (+68)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) +50 (+90) +51 (+93) +51 (+91) +44 (+79) +32 (+57) +24 (+43) +21 (+38) +21 (+39) +27 (+49) +36 (+64) +43 (+78) +48 (+86) +37 (+67)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) +181 (+7) +166 (+7) +245 (+10) +190 (+7) +216 (+9) +258 (+10) +228 (+9) +206 (+8) +203 (+8) +128 (+5) +167 (+7) +227 (+9) +2415 (+95)
rain days iconNumber of Precipitation Days (% chance of precip. on a day ) +12 (+39) +10 (+35) +14 (+45) +13 (+43) +12 (+39) +13 (+43) +11 (+35) +8 (+26) +9 (+30) +8 (+26) +7 (+23) +13 (+42)   +130 (+36)
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day +12h 03' +9h 51' +1h 28' -6h 28' -12h 03' -12h 04' -12h 03' -9h 46' -1h 15' +6h 45' +12h 03' +12h 04'   0h 00'
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day () +77.4 +76.8 +73.8 +51.4 +34.8 +28.4 +34.3 +51.1 +73.3 +77 +77.6 +77.7   +61
relative humidity iconRelative Humidity (%) +10 +9 +9 +12 +13 +6 +4 +0 +1 +2 +7 +3   +6.3
dewpoint temperature iconAverage Dew Point Temperature C & (F) +49.7 (+89) +49.7 (+89) +50.2 (+90) +44 (+79) +33.3 (+60) +25.4 (+46) +21.4 (+39) +21.3 (+38) +27.2 (+49) +35.2 (+63) +42.7 (+77) +46.7 (+84) +37.2 (+67)

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