NORMAL DEGREE DAYS BELOW ANY BASE

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  • 1 Climatological Services Division, U. S. Weather Bureau, Washington, D. C.
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Abstract

Heating engineers sometimes have need for normal degree days for bases other than 65° F. Further analysis of the relationship between mean temperature and mean degree days for base 65° F. showed that the form of this relationship is independent of the base. This makes it possible to vary the base to any value and hence to compute degree-day normals for any base from normal temperature. Results are presented for selected stations for bases ranging from 35° to 70° F.

Abstract

Heating engineers sometimes have need for normal degree days for bases other than 65° F. Further analysis of the relationship between mean temperature and mean degree days for base 65° F. showed that the form of this relationship is independent of the base. This makes it possible to vary the base to any value and hence to compute degree-day normals for any base from normal temperature. Results are presented for selected stations for bases ranging from 35° to 70° F.

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