MICROCLIMATOLOGY OF A SUBARCTIC SPRUCE FOREST AND A CLEARING AT BIG DELTA, ALASKA
QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMMAND NATICK MA NATICK United States
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This analysis deals with the microclimatology of two greatly contrasting sites at Fort Greely, Big Delta, Alaska one in a coniferous forest Taiga and the other in an adjacent clearing. Continuous measurements of the vertical distribution of temperature and wind, and the measurements of solar radiation, precipitation, and globe thermometer temperatures, supplemented by the usual visual and manual observations and measurements, such as sky cover, clouds, snow depth, etc., were conducted from June 1956 through September 1957. An analysis of the data for two months, June 1956 summer and December 1956 winter is presented.