Provides an updated climatology atlas of Alaska, illustrating the diverse range of climate in this vast state. It includes charts and figures with thorough explanations. The concepts are clearly presented, easily understood by most nonspecialists, and organized in logical order. Contains a narrative discussion along with maps, tables and charts for various climatological parameters across the state. Chapters are outlined according to climatological parameters and include temperature and humidity, precipitation, clouds and radiation, atmospheric pressure and wind, regional topics (covering thunderstorms and wildfire, air quality, and sea ice), and climate change
People interested in traveling to or moving to Alaska, tourists wondering what type of weather conditions to expect on their summer visit, and scientific researchers involved in climate-sensitive studies will all find this book extremely useful. Those involved in construction, resource and energy development, and agriculture, among others, should find this information valuable.
Dr. Martha Shulski in the past was a climatologist with the Alaska Climate Research Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
Dr. Gerd Wendler is a professor emertus of atmospheric science at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks.
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