Mediterranean-influenced subarctic climate (Dsc)

Mediterranean-influenced subarctic climate (Dsc)

Dsc: D = Continental  s = Dry summer  c = cool summer


Mediterranean-influenced subarctic climate; coldest month averaging below 0 °C and 1–3 months averaging above 10 °C. At least three times as much precipitation in the wettest month of winter as in the driest month of summer, and the driest month of summer receives less than 30 mm.

The Dsc climate is rare and found in very small areas at high elevation around the Mediterranean Basin, northwestern states/provinces of USA/Canada eastern highland areas of Turkey and the far east of Russia.



Koppen climate map of subarctic climates


Subarctic key

Köppen climate classification map for subarctic climates Dsc, Dwc, Dfc, Dsd, Dwd, Dfd - source: wikicommons, author:  Alice Hunter, 2018.

Flight safety and planning considerations

Winters are extremely cold but mostly dry - follow manufacturers guidance on operations in extremely low temperatures. Summers are Cool and also dry.

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