Eismitte

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Eismitte is located in Greenland
Eismitte
Eismitte
Location within Greenland
Station Eismitte in 1930

Eismitte, in English also called Mid-Ice, was the site of an Arctic expedition in the interior of Greenland that took place from July 1930 through August 1931, and claimed the life of noted German scientist Alfred Wegener.

The name "Eismitte" means Ice-Center in German, and the campsite was located 402 kilometers (250 mi) from the coast at an estimated altitude of 3,000 meters (9,843 feet). The coldest temperature recorded during the expedition was −64.9 °C (−85 °F), while the warmest temperature noted was −2.8 °C (27 °F). For the 12-month period beginning September 1, 1930 and ending August 31, 1931, the warmest month, July, had a mean monthly temperature of −12.2 °C (10 °F), while the coldest month, February, averaged −47.2 °C (−53 °F). Over the same period a total of 110 millimeters (4.33 inches) of water-equivalent precipitation was recorded, with most of it, rather surprisingly, being received in winter. At the latitude of the camp, the sun does not set between May 13 and July 30 each year, and does not rise between November 23 and January 20.

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