Early meteorological records from Latin-America and the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries



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García Herrera, Ricardo (2017) Early meteorological records from Latin-America and the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries. Scientific data, 4 . ISSN 2052-4463

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2017.169


This paper provides early instrumental data recovered for 20 countries of Latin-America and the Caribbean (Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, British Guiana, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France (Martinique and Guadalupe), Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, El Salvador and Suriname) during the 18th and 19th centuries. The main meteorological variables retrieved were air temperature, atmospheric pressure, and precipitation, but other variables, such as humidity, wind direction, and state of the sky were retrieved when possible. In total, more than 300,000 early instrumental data were rescued (96% with daily resolution). Especial effort was made to document all the available metadata in order to allow further post-processing. The compilation is far from being exhaustive, but the dataset will contribute to a better understanding of climate variability in the region, and to enlarging the period of overlap between instrumental data and natural/documentary proxies.

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© 2017 Springer Nature Limited. Artículo firmado por 15 autores. This work was partially supported by the PROMETEO research projects financed by the Secretariat of Higher Learning, Science, Technology and Innovation (Ecuador Government), AYA2014-57556-P and CGL2014-52135-C3-1-R financed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, IB16127 and grant GR15137 financed by the Economy and Infrastructure Counselling of the Junta of Extremadura (the latter co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund), and IMDROFLOOD financed by the Water Works 2014 co-funded call of the European Commission.

Uncontrolled Keywords:20th-century reanalysis; Climate; Weather; Summer
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Atmospheric physics
ID Code:61808
Deposited On:02 Sep 2020 11:39
Last Modified:03 Sep 2020 07:24

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