Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Research article
20 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 20 Mar 2019

Extracting weather information from a plantation document

Gregory Burris, Jane Washburn, Omar Lasheen, Sophia Dorribo, James B. Elsner, and Ronald E. Doel


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (07 Feb 2019) by Chantal Camenisch
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2019)  Author's response
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (15 Feb 2019) by Chantal Camenisch
Short summary
Historical documents are full of untapped data on past climate conditions. Our paper sets out a method for extracting this information into a database that is easily utilized by climate scientists. We apply this method to a document from Shirley Plantation covering the years 1816–1842. We then provide two case studies to demonstrate the validity and utility of the new method and database.