Publication Date

1982

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Villmow, Jack

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Geography

LCSH

Urban temperature--Illinois--Chicago region||Water temperature--Michigan Lake||Chicago Region (Ill.)--Climate

Abstract

An investigation is made of the changeability of temperature variable values at different distances from Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. Knowledge of temperature variables can be used to infer the nature of major meteorologic parameters in the region: temperature data are sampled at five sites to test the feasibility that temperature variables can describe different temperature climates in northeastern Illinois. Discriminant analysis procedures are employed to demonstrate that the five sites possess different temperature climates. Temperature data are then used to deduce the unique temperature climate of each site. The results of this study prove favorable, disclosing the validity of using temperature variables as an index for expressing differences among local temperature climate areas.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations and maps.

Extent

vi, 58 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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