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Blog Post on Sunlight over North America


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iFred

Posted 05 September 2015 - 02:03 PM

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http://us-climate.bl...d-twilight.html

 

To think that averaging the daylight and twilight out over a year, Alaska sees more light than the rest of the continent.


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Geos

Posted 06 September 2015 - 11:38 AM

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Very interesting post. Never seen this exact topic discussed before.


Univ. of WI Parkside Geosciences (environmental conc.), GIS - 2011

 

2016-2017 snowfall: 14.0"

Total moisture 2017: 17.44" 03/31

Elevation: 460 ft
 


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Posted 01 December 2015 - 07:17 AM

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I can say when I spent a short amount of time on the north slope of alaska this summer, I got to witness the midnight sun firsthand. Very weird when I woke at 2 or 3am to use the bathroom and the sun was blasting high in the sky like it does back home in July. The native teenage kids were bombing around on their 4 wheelers and dirt bikes all night. I had a chance to talk to them and they said its the only time of the year when they can pretty much do whatever without worrying about the weather. 



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:17 PM

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I'd probably take advantage of all the daylight in the short Alaska. summer too!


Univ. of WI Parkside Geosciences (environmental conc.), GIS - 2011

 

2016-2017 snowfall: 14.0"

Total moisture 2017: 17.44" 03/31

Elevation: 460 ft