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Río Turbio is a town and municipality in the Güer Aike Department of the Santa Cruz Province in southern Argentina.[1][2]

Río Turbio
Municipality and town
Río Turbio is located in Argentina
Río Turbio
Río Turbio
Coordinates: 51°32′S 72°18′W / 51.533°S 72.300°W / -51.533; -72.300
Country Argentina
Province Santa Cruz
DepartmentGüer Aike Department
Government
 • Intendente (mayor)Horacio Matias Mazu
Population
 (2001 census)
 • Total6,650
ClimateCfc

It was founded in late 1942, as a consequence of the coal mining in the area. Rio Turbio was home to the state-owned coal extraction company YCF.

Río Turbio Airport is located near to 28 de Noviembre town, about 16 km southwest of Rio Turbio.

ClimateEdit

Under the Köppen climate classification, Río Turbio is classified as a subpolar oceanic climate (Köppen climate classification: Cfc) with cold winters.[3]:8 The climate is characterized by strong westerly winds, which are generated by the influence of the two semi-permanent high pressure systems in the South Atlantic and South Pacific.[3]:36 Mean monthly temperatures range from a low of 1.1 °C (34.0 °F) in July to a high of 10.7 °C (51.3 °F) in January.[3]:36

Climate data for Río Turbio (1901–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 31.5
(88.7)
25.5
(77.9)
25.5
(77.9)
22.5
(72.5)
21.0
(69.8)
18.0
(64.4)
15.0
(59.0)
14.5
(58.1)
18.5
(65.3)
20.5
(68.9)
25.0
(77.0)
25.5
(77.9)
31.5
(88.7)
Average high °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
15.8
(60.4)
14.2
(57.6)
11.4
(52.5)
6.9
(44.4)
5.2
(41.4)
4.6
(40.3)
5.8
(42.4)
9.2
(48.6)
12.3
(54.1)
13.6
(56.5)
15.5
(59.9)
10.9
(51.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
10.0
(50.0)
8.8
(47.8)
6.3
(43.3)
2.8
(37.0)
1.7
(35.1)
1.1
(34.0)
1.6
(34.9)
4.3
(39.7)
6.4
(43.5)
7.5
(45.5)
9.3
(48.7)
5.9
(42.6)
Average low °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
4.8
(40.6)
3.2
(37.8)
0.7
(33.3)
−1.8
(28.8)
−3.3
(26.1)
−4.3
(24.3)
−3.2
(26.2)
−0.2
(31.6)
1.3
(34.3)
2.1
(35.8)
3.6
(38.5)
0.7
(33.3)
Record low °C (°F) −1.5
(29.3)
−2.0
(28.4)
−5.0
(23.0)
−10.5
(13.1)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−15.0
(5.0)
−21.0
(−5.8)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−10.0
(14.0)
−7.0
(19.4)
−5.5
(22.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−27.0
(−16.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42.8
(1.69)
37.2
(1.46)
44.7
(1.76)
44.3
(1.74)
43.0
(1.69)
38.0
(1.50)
31.5
(1.24)
41.6
(1.64)
21.3
(0.84)
31.3
(1.23)
32.3
(1.27)
35.1
(1.38)
443.1
(17.44)
Average precipitation days (≥ 3.0 mm) 8.1 8.0 9.2 7.6 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.7 6.8 8.0 8.2 8.0 93.8
Average relative humidity (%) 65 67 69 74 81 82 83 72 74 69 68 66 73
Source: [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ministerio del Interior (in Spanish)
  2. ^ http://www.mirioturbio.com.ar/
  3. ^ a b c d "Estudio de Impacto Ambiental Central Termoeléctrica a Carbón Rio Turbio, Santa Cruz" (PDF) (in Spanish). Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 May 2017. Retrieved 30 May 2017.

Coordinates: 51°32′S 72°18′W / 51.533°S 72.300°W / -51.533; -72.300