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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.

Geographic Coverage

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 49, S: 41, E: -76, W: -93

Spatial Resolution: Not Specified
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 January 1897 to 31 December 1983
Temporal Resolution: Not specified
Parameter(s):
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Degree Days
  • Atmospheric Temperature > Maximum/Minimum Temperature
Platform(s) Not specified
Sensor(s): THERMOMETERS
Data Format(s):
  • ASCII Text
Version: V1
Data Contributor(s): Raymond Assel

Data Citation

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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: http://dx.doi.org/10.7265/N5VD6WCJ. [Date Accessed].
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