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David Burch


 - posted October 02, 2008 04:46 PM      Profile for David Burch           Edit/Delete Post 
Somewhere in the weather trainer program we state that the average winter temp in the arctic is -50F, but this is probably not the best answer to even such a vague question. A search of climatic data for the region will show a large spread of values, with some references offering an average of -32F, which is what we have adopted for this in the online course.

Needless to say, temperatures can get to -80F, and often to -50F. The Navy Climatic Atlas of the World shows Jan and Feb temperatures covered by -34C to -38C as monthly means covering most waterways (though frozen)... these are -30F to -36F

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