Danmarkshavn

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Location of Danmarkshavn within Northeast Greenland National Park

Danmarkshavn (Denmark's Harbor) is a small weather station located in Dove Bay, on the southern shore of the Germania Land Peninsula, in Northeast Greenland National Park, Greenland.

Description[edit]

The permanent population of the base is eight. Danmarkshavn is also known as the northernmost location on the coast of the Greenland Sea that non-icebreaking vessels can pass through. Therefore, it is resupplied by cargo ship in August every other year; thus the population increases somewhat for a brief time every other August. The ice situation varies, and some years it is not possible to reach the station, other years it's ice free further north. It is operated by TELE-POST Greenland, a telecommunications company.[1] Danmarkshavn has a short airstrip (ICAO: BGDH).

The station is jointly funded by countries that have ratified the Agreement on the Joint Financing of Certain Air Navigation Services In Greenland.[2]

Danmarkshavn, September 2013

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Danmarkshavn, 1961–1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −18.8
(−1.8)
−20.0
(−4)
−19.4
(−2.9)
−13.1
(8.4)
−3.6
(25.5)
3.2
(37.8)
6.6
(43.9)
5.0
(41)
−2.0
(28.4)
−10.7
(12.7)
−16.3
(2.7)
−17.9
(−0.2)
−8.92
(15.96)
Daily mean °C (°F) −23.1
(−9.6)
−24.3
(−11.7)
−23.4
(−10.1)
−17.2
(1)
−6.5
(20.3)
0.8
(33.4)
3.7
(38.7)
2.3
(36.1)
−4.3
(24.3)
−13.7
(7.3)
−19.9
(−3.8)
−21.9
(−7.4)
−12.29
(9.87)
Average low °C (°F) −27.6
(−17.7)
−28.7
(−19.7)
−28.0
(−18.4)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−10.4
(13.3)
−1.9
(28.6)
0.8
(33.4)
−0.5
(31.1)
−7.1
(19.2)
−17.0
(1.4)
−23.8
(−10.8)
−26.1
(−15)
−16.07
(3.07)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.43)
12
(0.47)
16
(0.63)
9
(0.35)
5
(0.2)
6
(0.24)
15
(0.59)
15
(0.59)
11
(0.43)
12
(0.47)
12
(0.47)
15
(0.59)
139
(5.46)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 0 11 131 274 368 341 376 272 168 67 0 0 2,008
Source: [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danmarkshavn
  2. ^ Danish Polar Center (Dansk Polarcenter)
  3. ^ "dmi.dk". 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 76°46′N 18°40′W / 76.767°N 18.667°W / 76.767; -18.667