Accession Number:

ADA206212

Title:

Climatic Atlas of the Outer Continental Shelf Waters and Coastal Regions of Alaska. Volume 2. Bering Sea. Revision

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ALASKA UNIV ANCHORAGE ARCTIC ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION AND DATA CENTER

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

553.0

Abstract:

This project updates the knowledge of climatological conditions presented in the 1977 publication of this atlas. The maps, graphs, and tables in the atlas present a detailed climatic profile of the marine and coastal regions of Alaska. Statistics give the means, extremes, and percent frequency of occurrence of threshold values for these elements wind, visibility, present weather, sea level pressure, air and sea surface temperature, clouds, waves, and such supplemental information as storm surges, tides, sea ice, cyclone tracks, surface currents, bathymetry, detailed weather, and aviation weather. Data came from 4.5 million surface marine observations and 8.5 million observations for 66 coastal and island stations within the area 40 deg -84 deg N and 110 deg W-160 deg E, and provide the best possible climatologic picture of the outer continental shelf waters and coastal regions of Alaska. Keywords Marine climatology Aleutian islands ocean surface Isopleths Atmospheric precipitation Meteorological data tables Refractive index gradient Wind velocity.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE