Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Research article
25 Oct 2022
Research article |  | 25 Oct 2022

Pre-industrial temperature variability on the Swiss Plateau derived from the instrumental daily series of Bern and Zurich

Yuri Brugnara, Chantal Hari, Lucas Pfister, Veronika Valler, and Stefan Brönnimann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2022-34', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Jun 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Yuri Brugnara, 08 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2022-34', Anonymous Referee #2, 23 Jul 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Yuri Brugnara, 08 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (12 Aug 2022) by Hans Linderholm
AR by Yuri Brugnara on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Oct 2022) by Hans Linderholm
Short summary
We digitized dozens of weather journals containing temperature measurements from in and around Bern and Zurich. They cover over a century before the creation of a national weather service in Switzerland. With these data we could create daily temperature series for the two cities that span the last 265 years. We found that the pre-industrial climate on the Swiss Plateau was colder than suggested by previously available instrumental data sets and about 2.5 °C colder than the present-day climate.