Rosentrater, Lynn D. 1997. The thermal climate of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Oregon . Eugene, OR: University of Oregon. 133 p. M.S. thesis.
Air temperature is a dynamic part of the natural environment which is influenced bythe complexity and interaction of terrain, advection, differences in surface type andseasonal changes of the input of heat by radiation. In order to describe and analyze thenatural variability of monthly and seasonal temperature regimes within the H. J. AndrewsExperimental Forest—one of 18 sites in the Long-Term Ecological Research Program, thegoal of which is to understand general ecological phenomena that occur over longertemporal and spatial scales—sequences of monthly mean, mean maximum and meanminimum air temperature records for the period 1981-1990 at 22 monitoring sites withinthe watershed were examined. The core of the study is the presentation of a detailed bodyof descriptive statistics and the development of maps of monthly mean air temperature; amountain microclimate simulation model is also tested for estimating air temperaturesbeneath the forest canopy.