Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 3 weeks ago

how does southern Scandinavia stay relatively mild throughout the year even though its up north relative to most regions around the world?


although Stockholm, Copenhagen, oslo, and reykjacik can get cold during fall and winter,

they don't get freezing cold like say near arctic or regions like in northern Alaska or Yukon canada 

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Its proximity to the sea. Water takes a lot of energy to heat up just one degree, but it retains heat a lot better than land. That is why coastal areas are much warmer in winter than inland areas. Hummingbirds can spend the winter in northern California near the coast only for example.

  • 3 weeks ago

    primarily because it is on the receiving end of a relatively warm current (the Gulf Stream transfers heat from the Gulf of Mexico region and thus warms the air migrating onto the northern European mainland (Britain, France, Atlantic Scandinavia).  Of course, on the other side of the big pond, in Labrador or northern Quebec, it is right freaking cold because the waters that pass by them come from the arctic.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago


    Because there's a lot of water acting as a heat-buffer

  • 3 weeks ago

    The Baltic Ocean current is relatively warm is why, similar to the Gulf Stream keeping the U K. and Ireland relatively warm. Then there is the heat island effect of urban areas that do not have to be that large in area.     

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  • martin
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The ocean currents, which steer the wind currents, come up from the south where the water and air are warm.

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