CLIWOC: A climatological database for the world's oceans 1750–1854

García-Herrera, R, Können, GP, Wheeler, DA, Prieto, MR, Jones, PD and Koek, FB (2005) CLIWOC: A climatological database for the world's oceans 1750–1854. Climatic Change, 73 (1-2). pp. 1-12. ISSN 0165-0009

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Abstract

We have compiled a meteorological database over the world's oceans by digitizing data from European ship logbooks of voyages in the period 1750-1854. The observations are carefully reviewed and transformed into quantitative data. The chief contents of the database are wind direction and wind force information, from a period without standardized scales. It is found that the information content of these so-called non-instrumental data is much higher than previously believed. The 105-year CLIWOC database extends existing meteorological world ocean databases like ICOADS back in time by a full century.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > Climatic Research Unit
Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
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Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 13:45
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 16:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/34097
DOI: 10.1007/s10584-005-6952-6

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