Climate of Alaska (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Martha Shulski is a climatologist with the Alaska Climate Research Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Gerd Wendler is professor emeritus of atmospheric science at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Martha Shulski is a climatologist with the Alaska Climate Research Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Gerd Wendler is professor emeritus of atmospheric science at the Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Praise For…


"Meant for general readers and planners such as those in resource and energy development."
— Book News


Product Details
ISBN: 9781602230071
ISBN-10: 1602230072
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2007
Pages: 208
Language: English