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Main Title Great Lakes degree-day and winter severity index update : 1897-1983 /
Author Assel, Raymond A.,
Publisher U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Environmental Research Laboratories, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1986
Report Number ERL GLERL-29
OCLC Number 14865565
Subjects Degree days--Great Lakes (North America) ; Atmospheric temperature--Great Lakes (North America) ; Great Lakes Region (North America)--Climate ; Climatology ; Great Lakes Region--Climate
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  QC802.U6G5 no.29 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/28/2007
ELAM  QC802.U6G5 no.29 Region 5 Library/Chicago,IL 12/07/2009
Collation iv, 54 pages : illustrations, map ; 28 cm
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "May 1986." Chiefly tables. Includes bibliographical references (pages 9-10).
Contents Notes
Daily maximum and minimum temperatures at 25 stations on the perimeter of the Great Lakes for the winters of 1977-1983 are used to calculate freezing degree-days and thawing degree-days. Daily, weekly, and monthly FDD's and daily TDD's for those years are presented in microfilm appendixes, which are available from the National Snow and Ice Data Center located in Boulder, Colorado. This report also updates an 80-winter FDD climatology and presents tabulations of the seasonal maximum FDD's and TDD's for each of the 86 winters and 87 summers between 1987 and 1983. The maximum FDD's are used to revise winter severity those winters with above and below normal severity over the 86-winter base period. The period of the update is remarkable in that it contained some of the most severe and most mild winters in the 86-year period.