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Cook et al. 2010

Cook, B.I., E.R. Cook, K.J. Anchukaitis, P.C. Huth, J.E. Thompson, and S.F. Smiley, 2010: A homogeneous record (1896-2006) of daily meteorology and climate at Mohonk Lake, New York. J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol., 49, 544-555, doi:10.1175/2009JAMC2221.1.

Reliable, long term records of daily weather and climate are relatively rare, but are crucial for understanding long term trends and variability in extreme events and other climate metrics that are not resolvable at the monthly timescale. Here, we highlight the distinct features of a continuous, long term (1896-2006) daily weather record from Mohonk Lake, NY. The site is optimal for daily climate analyses, since it has experienced negligible land use change, no station moves, and has maintained methodological and instrumental consistency over the entire period of record. Uniquely, the site has always used maximum/minimum thermometers rather than shifting to the automated Maximum-Minimum Temperature System. Notable results from our analysis of this record include (1) a warming trend driven largely by trends in maximum temperatures, especially during summer, (2) increasing diurnal temperature range during summer, and (3) a reduction in the number of freeze days per year with little change in the length of the freeze-free season. These findings deviate from some regional level trends, suggesting there may be value in revisiting selected, consistently monitored and maintained stations similar to Mohonk for focused analyses of regional climate change.

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BibTeX Citation

  author={Cook, B. I. and Cook, E. R. and Anchukaitis, K. J. and Huth, P. C. and Thompson, J. E. and Smiley, S. F.},
  title={A homogeneous record (1896-2006) of daily meteorology and climate at Mohonk Lake, New York},
  journal={J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol.},

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RIS Citation

ID  - co08400z
AU  - Cook, B. I.
AU  - Cook, E. R.
AU  - Anchukaitis, K. J.
AU  - Huth, P. C.
AU  - Thompson, J. E.
AU  - Smiley, S. F.
PY  - 2010
TI  - A homogeneous record (1896-2006) of daily meteorology and climate at Mohonk Lake, New York
JA  - J. Appl. Meteorol. Climatol.
VL  - 49
SP  - 544
EP  - 555
DO  - 10.1175/2009JAMC2221.1
ER  -

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