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news from our chapters Farthest North the cold spell in the Fairbanks area. There was and A series of public lectures at the Noel Wien Library isothermal temperature distribution in the vertical. was held on the evening of 15 February. Sigma Xi of No pollution problems occurred with respect to Alaska, and the Arctic Institute of North America carbon monoxide because there was good disper- were cosponsors. This series was given by local sion. The radiative equilibrium in and on top of the meteorologists on the topic, "Severe Cold in Alaska: ice fog was surprisingly not evident. The ice fog was The Cold Wave of February 1989—How cold was cleaner and less odorous (water and CO were effi- it?" ciently exhausted), but it was also denser. Several events of ice or snow crystal precipitation falling from The first lecturer was Ted Fathauer, meteorologist- a higher cloud were observed during the ice fog. in-charge of the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Fairbanks. Fathauer began by stating that Ohtake mentioned possible cause of this cold spell 30 new all-time low temperature records were set in being the "La Nina," the opposite of the El Nino. Alaska during the last half of January. Of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Farthest North the cold spell in the Fairbanks area. There was and A series of public lectures at the Noel Wien Library isothermal temperature distribution in the vertical. was held on the evening of 15 February. Sigma Xi of No pollution problems occurred with respect to Alaska, and the Arctic Institute of North America carbon monoxide because there was good disper- were cosponsors. This series was given by local sion. The radiative equilibrium in and on top of the meteorologists on the topic, "Severe Cold in Alaska: ice fog was surprisingly not evident. The ice fog was The Cold Wave of February 1989—How cold was cleaner and less odorous (water and CO were effi- it?" ciently exhausted), but it was also denser. Several events of ice or snow crystal precipitation falling from The first lecturer was Ted Fathauer, meteorologist- a higher cloud were observed during the ice fog. in-charge of the National Weather Service Forecast Office at Fairbanks. Fathauer began by stating that Ohtake mentioned possible cause of this cold spell 30 new all-time low temperature records were set in being the "La Nina," the opposite of the El Nino. Alaska during the last half of January. Of the

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Published: May 1, 1989

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