Conference notebook: Alternative sources of meteorological data

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Initiatives to locate sources of historic weather data are not new. Most previous projects in this area rely on observations from official observers and weather bureaus in place during the time in question and whose reports can be located in the collections of the premier meteorological libraries of the world. Such reports are rich sources of meteorological data, but they are by no means the sole source of meteorological data available. Much data remain untapped, scattered in historic sources such as newspapers, diaries, and letters. Fortunately, many libraries and archives are now digitizing these resources and making them available to a broader user community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)733-734
Number of pages2
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atmospheric Science


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