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South Dakota State Climate Office Records
- 1891-2013 (Accumulation)
55.68 linear feet [54 records boxes, 1 long document case, 2 oversize boxes]
Name of creator
The South Dakota State Climate Office is the recognized climate office for South Dakota supplying climate and drought information, data, tools, outlooks and a variety of other climate-related information to serve the state of South Dakota. Information is available to people involved in agriculture, industry, public safety and the general public through web sites, social media and print and electronic media.
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Scope and content
The South Dakota Climate Office Records consists mainly of weather observation data sheets from South Dakota as well as some weather reporting stations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wyoming. The data sheets are comprised of daily observations recorded by volunteers in communities throughout the state. Data about precipitation, air temperature, soil temperature, and various other forms of climatological information is gathered. Data gathered is varied based on the complexity of the observation equipment based at each station.
Also included are various office records, such as graduate student master's theses, photographs, and grants.
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Conditions governing access
Open. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Researchers conducting extensive research are asked to make an advance appointment to access archival material. Please call or e-mail prior to visiting the collection and indicate as much detail as possible about a particular topic and intended use.
Conditions governing reproduction
South Dakota State University supports access to the materials, published and unpublished, in its collections. Nonetheless, access to some items may be restricted as a result of their fragile condition or by contractual agreements with donors.
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- South Dakota State Climate Office (Subject)