Identifier

MA 37

Dates

1893-2002

Extent

47 linear feet (47 records center boxes) photographs

Abstract

The South Dakota Office of Climatology is the main resource for South Dakota climate and weather data. The collection is composed of material from 1893 to 2002, including selected data sheets from South Dakota as well as Iowa and Minnesota weather reporting stations.

Historical Note

The South Dakota Office of Climatology is the main resource for South Dakota climate and weather data. It provides current and historic information for agriculture, industry, education, and the public good. The South Dakota State Climatology Research is a branch of the US Department of Commerce.

Content Notes

The South Dakota Office of Climatology records consists of material from 1893 to 2002, including selected data sheets from South Dakota as well as Iowa and Minnesota weather reporting stations. Information for the various weather data reporting sheets is obtained from daily observations recorded by volunteers in communities throughout the state. This weather station reports consist of records of precipitation, air temperature, soil temperature, and various other forms of climatological information. The information gathered is varied based on the complexity of the observation equipment based at each station.

SDSU Archives and Special Collections

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https://www.sdstate.edu/sdsu-archives-and-special-collections/manuscript-archives

Language

English

Publisher

South Dakota State University Archives and Special Collections, Hilton M. Briggs Library, Brookings, South Dakota.

Rights

Copyright restrictions apply in different ways to different materials. Many of the documents and other historical materials in the Archives are in the public domain and may be reproduced and used in any way. There are other materials in the Archive carrying a copyright interest and must be used according to the provisions of Title 17 of the U.S. Code. The Archive issues a warning concerning copyright restrictions to every researcher who requests copies of documents. Although the copyright law is under constant redefinition in the courts, it is ultimately the responsibility of the researcher to properly use copyrighted material.

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