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Research article 06 Aug 2015

Research article | 06 Aug 2015

A collection of sub-daily pressure and temperature observations for the early instrumental period with a focus on the "year without a summer" 1816

Y. Brugnara et al.

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A data set of instrumental pressure and temperature observations for the early instrumental period (before ca. 1850) is described. This is the result of a digitisation effort involving the period immediately after the eruption of Mount Tambora in 1815, combined with the collection of already available sub-daily time series. The highest data availability is therefore for the years 1815 to 1817. An analysis of pressure variability and of case studies in Europe is performed for that period.