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. It is operated by TELE-POST Greenland, a telecommunications company.[1]

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]

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