Data Set ID:
G00801

GLERL Great Lakes Air Temperature/Degree Day Climatology, 1897-1983, Version 1

Daily maximum and minimum temperatures for 25 stations around the Great Lakes, 1897 to 1983, were given to NSIDC by the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), Ann Arbor, MI. Daily data can be used to produce daily maximum, minimum, and mean temperatures, and seasonal accumulations of freezing and thawing degree days. The statistical data are archived in ASCII text files transcribed from 25 reels of 35 mm microfilm, one roll per station. Microfilm rolls are the appendices to Assel (1980), with updates covering 1978 to 1983 spliced to the end of each microfilm roll. Data sources include U.S. Department of Commerce summaries of meteorological data for Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and New York, and the monthly meteorological observations published by Environment Canada.

This is the most recent version of these data.

Parameter(s):
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature > AIR TEMPERATURE
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Degree Days
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Spatial Coverage:
N: 49, 
S: 41, 
E: -76, 
W: -93
Platform(s):GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Spatial Resolution:
  • Varies
Sensor(s):THERMOMETERS
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1897 to 31 December 1983
Version(s):V1
Temporal ResolutionVariesMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):Raymond Assel

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Assel, R. A. 1995. GLERL Great Lakes Air Temperature/Degree Day Climatology, 1897-1983, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5VD6WCJ. [Date Accessed].

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