Map of Adak Area
Adak station history
Adak temperature history


Map of Adak Area

USGS Map of Adak area, Map sheet Adak, 1957 with limited revisions 1983. Large squares are townships, 6 miles on a side; elevations in feet.

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Adak Station History

Located in Aleutians, about halfway between tip of Alaska Peninsula and westernmost Alaska. Airport is 4-6 miles SE of Mt Moffett, a Pleistocene volcanic cone, in an area where the E-W width of the island is of the order of 5 miles.. Current coordinates 51 degrees 53' N, 176 degrees 39' W, elevation 17 feet, AAG p 141. Station begun by US Navy at 15' elevation 10/1/42, run through present. No information on instrument heights prior to 1950, when temperature ht was 5 feet. Station moved 0.2 miles N and 2 feet up 6/13/59; instruments raised to 11 feet at that time. Move 0.1 mile SW 8/18/1960 and temperature returned to 5 feet. Hygro added at that time. Max-min thermometers removed 1/11/71; hygro presumably source of data from some time in sixties.

Observation time midnight except 8/18/60 to 7/1/67. when observations were taken at 8 pm.

Observer U.S. Navy.

Record length moderate, data coverage moderate with major gaps early 70's and early 80's, site continuity fairly good.

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Adak Temperature History

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