An Alaskan Weather and Climate Blog: All Science, No Politics
Saturday, December 31, 2011
No Solar Heating
Here's the plot of low level temperatures over the past week from a weather station located off the trail behind the IARC Building on UAF West Ridge (there are temperatures from four different heights above the ground). The vertical grid lines are at midnight. This clearly illustrates the lack of solar heating; changes in temperature are being driven entirely by variations in cloud cover.