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View Poll Results: Well?
Tropical Bay 9 50.00%
Camp Desolate 6 33.33%
New Verkhoyansk 3 16.67%
Voters: 18. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-22-2010, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Singapore
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Choose which climate you'd most likely want to do your shopping, working, playing, and going to school in.



Tropical Bay

Elevation: 105' above sea level. Mean elevation 800 m.
Geography: Coastal fjord on a rugged island and far from any large land masses.
Average annual wind speed: 22 mph
Latitude: 78.2N
Common conditions: Prone to high winds and blowing snow. Blizzard conditions likely for most of the year. Sunniest month is May. Sea ice is present year round.




Camp Desolate
Elevation: 23' above sea level. Mean elevation 500 m.
Geography: Rugged island bordering ice continent and sea.
Average annual wind speed: 13 mph
Latitude: 79.9N
Common conditions: Prone to high winds and blowing snow; mostly dry year round although skies are usually cloudy in winter and summer. Sunniest month is May.



New Verkhoyansk
Elevation: 12294' above sea level. Mean elevation 3400 m.
Geography: Barren ice plain situated ~1000 miles from nearest body of water. New Verkhoyansk is also in the middle of a very large polar continent.
Average annual wind speed: 16 mph
Latitude: 78.6S
Common conditions: Prone to high winds, blowing snow, and deadly wind chill (not that the temperatures weren't already deadly); skies are mostly clear year round with very little snow falling.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:31 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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The final choice, 3400 metres above sea level near the pole?
This is much like Vostok and other stations in Antartica, where only scientists can live for a 1 year or so period - and for all intents and puposes, this is uninhabitable - you may as well be living in one of the outer planets in the solar system.
Tropical Bay is the only place that one could endure for any length of time, and even there temperatures very rarely rise above freezing.
None of these places are user friendly.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:38 AM
 
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Most polar locations aren't friendly to humans.

Camp Desolate is modeled after Eureka, Canada, New Verkhoyansk is modeled after Vostok, and Tropical Bay is modeled after somewhere in Svalbard.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
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Camp Desolate would be the most tolerable for me. I am a sunshine freak so New Verkhoyansk fits that bill, but the uninhabitable conditions rule it out for me.

Even though Camp Desolate has colder winters, I prefer less windy climates which edges out (the inaptly named) Tropical Bay
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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I'd want to kill myself if I lived in either of those places.

But, if I had to choose, I'd go with not "tropical" bay!

New Verks.. is completely uninhabitable in any form of familiar shelter such as a house for any length of time.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:26 PM
 
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No vote from Cold Canadian?

Ok...maybe you'll like this one better:

-10 -22 0.2
-13 -26 0.2
-7 -22 0.1
7 -8 0.1
27 16 0.1
44 30 0.4
54 37 0.7
51 35 1.1
38 27 0.6
20 10 0.4
1 -9 0.2
-7 -19 0.2

Technically not an Arctic climate since July's average high is above 10C but it really is Arctic. It's Prudhoe Bay's climate.

Oddly enough, some of the Aleutian Islands are considered to have an Arctic climate just because the summers don't have any average highs above 10C, ignoring the fact that they get as far south as 52N and nowhere near the real Arctic. Not to mention their winters are very warm for an "Arctic" climate.
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Old 02-22-2010, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Subarctic maritime Melbourne
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Coldcanadian hates each of those climates.

Aleutians have a subarctic Maritime climate. Other places with such climates include the Shetlands, Iceland, Melbourne, THe Falkland Is, Scotland, Ketchikan etc.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:35 AM
 
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Melbourne?

This says the Aleutians have an Arctic climate. I do not agree with this!



And let me correct myself from earlier. I said average high temp below 10C...this says average temp below 10C.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Newcastle NSW Australia
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Places such as Iceland have their climate moderated by the North Atlantic Drift, which stops severe cold from setting in, and protects it from extremes.
One would think that the Aleutian islands would be the same, as the Pacific North West coast is considerably milder than the northern Atlantic coast of North America.
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Old 03-14-2010, 10:14 PM
 
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Camp Desolate in Summer:



New Verkhoyansk in Summer:


Tropical Bay in Summer:


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