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Title: Alaskan Historical Climatology Network (HCN) Serial Temperature and Precipitation Data

Abstract

This database is a companion to the Historical Climatology Network (HCN) database for the contiguous United States. The database contains monthly temperature (minimum, maximum, and mean) and total monthly precipitation data for 47 Alaskan stations. These data were derived from a variety of sources including the National Climatic Data Center archives, the state climatologist for Alaska, and published literature. The period of record varies by station. The longest record is for the Sitka Magnetic Observatory (1828) and most records extend through 1990. Unlike the HCN database for the contiguous U.S., adjustments have not been made to these climate records for time-of-observation differences, instrument changes, or station moves. The data are in three files [one data file that contains all four climate variables, one station inventory file, and one station history file]. The file sizes range from 3.5 kB to 1.7 MB.

Authors:
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  1. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Climatic Data Center
Publication Date:
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Environmental System Science Data Infrastructure for a Virtual Ecosystem (ESS-DIVE) (United States); Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
OSTI Identifier:
1389405
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1004

Citation Formats

Karl, T. R., Baldwin, R. G., Burgin, M. G., Easterling, D. R., Knight, R. W., and Hughes, P. Y. Alaskan Historical Climatology Network (HCN) Serial Temperature and Precipitation Data. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1004.
Karl, T. R., Baldwin, R. G., Burgin, M. G., Easterling, D. R., Knight, R. W., & Hughes, P. Y. Alaskan Historical Climatology Network (HCN) Serial Temperature and Precipitation Data. United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1004
Karl, T. R., Baldwin, R. G., Burgin, M. G., Easterling, D. R., Knight, R. W., and Hughes, P. Y. 1994. "Alaskan Historical Climatology Network (HCN) Serial Temperature and Precipitation Data". United States. doi:https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1004. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1389405. Pub date:Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1994
@article{osti_1389405,
title = {Alaskan Historical Climatology Network (HCN) Serial Temperature and Precipitation Data},
author = {Karl, T. R. and Baldwin, R. G. and Burgin, M. G. and Easterling, D. R. and Knight, R. W. and Hughes, P. Y.},
abstractNote = {This database is a companion to the Historical Climatology Network (HCN) database for the contiguous United States. The database contains monthly temperature (minimum, maximum, and mean) and total monthly precipitation data for 47 Alaskan stations. These data were derived from a variety of sources including the National Climatic Data Center archives, the state climatologist for Alaska, and published literature. The period of record varies by station. The longest record is for the Sitka Magnetic Observatory (1828) and most records extend through 1990. Unlike the HCN database for the contiguous U.S., adjustments have not been made to these climate records for time-of-observation differences, instrument changes, or station moves. The data are in three files [one data file that contains all four climate variables, one station inventory file, and one station history file]. The file sizes range from 3.5 kB to 1.7 MB.},
doi = {10.3334/CDIAC/CLI.DB1004},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {1}
}

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