Alaskan Climate Patterns

I was interested in finding a link that would help me teach about the weather patterns in Alaska.   The website I found came with a description that says it all:


“The maps presented here were made from the previously created PRISM grids using a Geographic Information System (GIS). Separate animations are available for temperature and precipitation. The animations reveal patterns in both time and space related to the seasons, latitude, elevation, coastal effects, rain shadows, and other environmental parameters in a region of climatic extremes.’