Map of Tanana area
Tanana station history
Tanana temperature history (uncorrected)


Map of Tanana area

Map from USGS Tanana A-5 quadrangle

Tanana, Alaska. Base map USGS Tanana A-5 quadrant, 1953 with limited revions 1976. Section lines one mile apart, elevations in feet.

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Tanana Station History

Located at confluence of Tanana and Yukon Rivers,p 122 AAG. Current coordinates 65° 10' N, 152° 6' W, elevation 232'. Opened 1902 with elevation 242'. Moved 0.1 mile E July 1918, 0.1 mile W and 22' lower June 1922, 0.1 mile ESE 10/20/1923, 0.3 miles N and 6' uphill 3/23/39. Slight elevation changes up another 1' in 1943 and 5' in 1945 associated with station shifts between CAA and USAF; no further horizontal moves noted. Observation time 7 pm (?) 1916-1939; 5 pm 3/23/39-5/11/43; midnight until 4/1/65, 8 pm 4/1/65 present except actual time 7 pm since time zone shift October 1983.

Observer mostly FAA/CAA, currently FAA.

Length good, data continuity fair, site continuity fair overall, good since 1945.

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Tanana Temperature History

Plot of mean annual temperatures at Tanana, Alaska

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Geophysical InstituteInt'l Arctic Research Center