Nordicity Compared by Polar Value (VAPO)



Nordicity Compared by Polar Value (VAPO)

VAPO
Criteria

Schefferville, Quebec

Verkhoyansk,
Russia
*

Keewatin,
NWT
**

Latitude

21

44

42

Summer heat

37

62

60

Annual cold

42

100

75

Types of ice

60

90

75

Precipitation

0†

90

90

Plant cover

40

40

80

Accessibility by land

20

50

100

Air service

20

40

100

Resident population

20

50

90

Economic activity

35

65

100

Total‡

295

631

812

*considered the pole of coldness
**interior portion

† too much to fit concept of nordic aridity
‡ for comparison, the North Pole has 1000 VAPO