Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
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15 Nov 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 15 Nov 2021

Unlocking weather observations from the Societas Meteorologica Palatina (1781–1792)

Duncan Pappert, Yuri Brugnara, Sylvie Jourdain, Aleksandra Pospieszyńska, Rajmund Przybylak, Christian Rohr, and Stefan Brönnimann

Data sets

Global Land and Marine Observations Database: Global land surface atmospheric variables from 1755 to 2020 from comprehensive in-situ observations GLAMOD

Short summary
This paper presents temperature and pressure measurements from the 37 stations of the late 18th century network of the Societas Meteorologica Palatina, in addition to providing an inventory of the available observations, most of which have been digitised. The quality of the recovered series is relatively good, as demonstrated by two case studies. Early instrumental data such as these will help to explore past climate and weather extremes in Europe in greater detail.