Temp diff in Greenland and Iceland

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In summary, the average temperature difference between Greenland and Iceland is about 10-15 degrees Celsius. This is due to Greenland's location further north and its large ice sheet, as well as its lower elevation compared to Iceland. These temperature differences have a significant impact on the ecosystems of both countries, with Greenland supporting a polar climate and Iceland having a more diverse range of flora and fauna. Over time, both countries have seen fluctuations in temperature, with recent years showing an increase in average temperatures. The main factors contributing to the temperature differences are geographic location, elevation, and ocean currents.
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Guys, I need an answer for why the temperature is so different in Greenland and Iceland when the countries are so close together. I need an answer very soon, as in, tonight.
 
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Since they are so close together, perhaps you should think really hard about how they are DIFFERENT!
 
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gee, thanks

Its a bit late now, HallsofIvy. i went back to school, got the answer wrong, but still got full credit for trying. Maybe I should have thought of how the countries are different yesterday, but it makes sense now.:wink:
 
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Here's a hint 'Ocean Current'
 

What is the temperature difference between Greenland and Iceland?

The average temperature difference between Greenland and Iceland is about 10-15 degrees Celsius. Greenland tends to have colder temperatures due to its location further north, while Iceland has a more temperate climate due to its location on the Gulf Stream.

Why does Greenland have colder temperatures compared to Iceland?

Greenland is located further north than Iceland and is also covered in a large ice sheet, leading to colder temperatures. Additionally, Greenland has a lower elevation compared to Iceland, which can also contribute to colder temperatures.

Do the temperature differences in Greenland and Iceland have an impact on their ecosystems?

Yes, the temperature differences in Greenland and Iceland have a significant impact on their ecosystems. The colder temperatures in Greenland support a polar climate and ecosystem, while Iceland's more temperate climate allows for a diverse range of flora and fauna to thrive.

How have the temperature differences in Greenland and Iceland changed over time?

There is evidence that both Greenland and Iceland have experienced fluctuations in temperature over time. In recent years, both countries have seen an increase in average temperatures, which has had impacts on their ecosystems and way of life.

What factors contribute to the temperature differences in Greenland and Iceland?

The main factors that contribute to the temperature differences in Greenland and Iceland include their geographic location, elevation, and ocean currents. These factors all play a role in determining the climate and temperature of a region.

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