Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology
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.
Baron, William R.; Gordon, Geoffrey A.; Borns, Harold W. Jr.; and Smith, David C., "Frost-Free Record Reconstruction for Eastern Massachusetts, 1733-1980" (1984). Earth Science Faculty Scholarship. 160.
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
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