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Annual cycles

22 Dec 2011 05:57 AM
The day with the least amount of daylight is also the start of the winter season. This at first may seem counter-intuitive as the sun is the energy source for heating the ground which then heats the air. We have about another month yet to go before we see the coldest average air temperatures as shown by the featured chart presenting the daily climatologies of air and soil temperatures along with daylight length. You can see that none of these curves exactly line up with their maximums and minimums shifted in time slightly.

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