• Climatic Characteristics of Selected Alaskan Locations

      Watson, C.E.; Branton, C.I.; Newman, J.E. (University of Alaska Institute of Agricultural Sciences, 1971-08)
      This publication is primarily intended to assist in the process of agricultural resource evaluation of certain areas with known positive attributes. Climatic indices, which are useful in comparing the agricultural potential such as growing degree days, length of growing season, and others, have been tabulated for selected locations for which continuous long term weather records exist. Agencies cooperating to produce this publication are: Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of Alaska; Agricultural Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture; Environmental Data Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    • Precipitation Probabilities for Selected Sites in Alaska

      Branton, C. Ivan; Watson, C.E. (University of Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1969-04)
      This publication is the result of cooperation between many research entities whose separate contributions have made it possible to assemble this information concerning precipitation in the nation's largest state, Alaska. The program to extract precipitation probabilities from the raw data was developed by Drs. L. D. Bark and A. M. Feyerherm of Kansas State University of Agriculture and Applied Science as a contribution to the regional research of the North Central Committee NC-26 concerned with "Weather Information for Agriculture". The program was modified and adapted to a higher speed computer by Dr. G. L. Ashcroft of the Utah State University of Agriculture and Applied Science as a contribution of the Western regional Committee W-48, concerned with "Weather and its Relation to Agriculture. The final processing of Alaskan data was made possible by the close cooperation of the Western Data Processing Center of the University of California at Los Angeles and the personnel of the computer center of the University of Alaska at College.