Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Clim. Past, 15, 1345–1361, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1345-2019
Clim. Past, 15, 1345–1361, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1345-2019

Research article 22 Jul 2019

Research article | 22 Jul 2019

Early instrumental meteorological measurements in Switzerland

Lucas Pfister et al.

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The 18th and early 19th centuries saw pronounced climatic variations with impacts on the environment and society. Although instrumental meteorological data for that period exist, only a small fraction has been the subject of research. This study provides an overview of early instrumental meteorological records in Switzerland resulting from an archive survey and demonstrates the great potential of such data. It is accompanied by the online publication of the imaged data series and metadata.