Document Type

Other

Publication Title

Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology

Publication Date

1984

First Page

317

Last Page

319

Issue Number

2

Volume Number

23

Abstract/ Summary

A reconstruction methodology utilizing such varied documents as diaries, agricultural journals, U.S. Weather Bureau killing frost records and instrumental records is discussed. A resultant 248-year frost record for eastern Massachusetts exhibits marked variations in the length of the growing season, that occur on a time scale of approximately 70 years. There is an apparent systematic long-term relationship between the timing of spring and fall killing frosts and the last 100 years of record reveals a decline in year-to-year variability.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Baron, WR, Gordon, GA, Borns, HW, and Smith, DC, 1984, Frost-Free Record Reconstruction for Eastern Massachusetts, 1733-1980: Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, v. 23, p. 317-319. Available on publisher's site at: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/1520-0450%281984%29023%3C0317%3AFFRRFE%3E2.0.CO%3B2

Publisher Statement

© Copyright 1984 American Meteorological Society

DOI

10.1175/1520-0450(1984)023<0317:FFRRFE>2.0.CO;2

Version

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