Accession Number : AD0253201

Title :   MICROCLIMATOLOGY OF A SUBARCTIC SPRUCE FOREST AND A CLEARING AT BIG DELTA, ALASKA

Corporate Author : QUARTERMASTER RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING COMMAND NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : DE PERCIN, FERNAND

Report Date : APR 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : 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. (Author)

Descriptors :   *MICROMETEOROLOGY, ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATION, CHEMICAL PRECIPITATION, CLIMATE, SOLAR RADIATION, TREES, WIND.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE