Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Research article
02 Dec 2022
Research article |  | 02 Dec 2022

Statistical reconstruction of daily temperature and sea level pressure in Europe for the severe winter 1788/89

Duncan Pappert, Mariano Barriendos, Yuri Brugnara, Noemi Imfeld, Sylvie Jourdain, Rajmund Przybylak, Christian Rohr, 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-2022-10', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Mar 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Stefan Bronnimann, 15 Aug 2022
  • RC2: 'Good science, but needs a total re-write.', Philip Brohan, 10 May 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Stefan Bronnimann, 25 May 2022
    • AC3: 'Additional reply on RC2', Stefan Bronnimann, 15 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish as is (28 Oct 2022) by Mary Gagen
AR by Stefan Bronnimann on behalf of the Authors (04 Nov 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We present daily temperature and sea level pressure fields for Europe for the severe winter 1788/1789 based on historical meteorological measurements and an analogue reconstruction approach. The resulting reconstruction skilfully reproduces temperature and pressure variations over central and western Europe. We find intense blocking systems over northern Europe and several abrupt, strong cold air outbreaks, demonstrating that quantitative weather reconstruction of past extremes is possible.