Climate of Alaska

Martha Shulski and Gerd Wendler

Climate of Alaska
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Martha Shulski and Gerd Wendler

Distributed for University of Alaska Press

208 pages | 82 color plates, maps, and graphs | 6 x 9
Paper $21.95 ISBN: 9781602230071 Published December 2007
Those of us in the lower forty-eight states tend to think of Alaska as an unremitting wasteland of frigid temperatures, ice, and snow. But in reality, because of its immense size and its position at the edge of the Arctic, Alaska has a remarkably varied and complex climate.

Replete with striking photos, maps, and charts, The Climate of Alaska presents a detailed picture of what to expect in this state of climate extremes. From the 40-below temperatures of the Interior to the twenty-four hours of daylight in a northern summer, Alaska’s climate presents challenges to its inhabitants on a daily basis. Readers will find   accessible descriptions of temperature, humidity, precipitation, and climate change that will enrich a visit to the state and provide insight on the living conditions of this fascinating place.
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"Meant for general readers and planners such as those in resource and energy development."
1          Introduction
2          Temperature and Humidity
3          Precipitation
4          Clouds and Radiation
5          Pressure and Wind
6          Living in Alaska: Thunderstorms, Wildfires, and Ice Fog
7          Climate Change
8          Climate across Alaska
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