Early meteorological records from Latin-America and the Caribbean during the 18th and 19th centuries

Fernando Domínguez-Castro, José Manuel Vaquero, Mariá Cruz Gallego, Ana Mariá Marín Farrona, Juan Carlos Antunã-Marrero, Erika Elizabeth Cevallos, Ricardo Garciá Herrera, Cristina De La Guiá, Raúl David Mejía, José Manuel Naranjo, Mariá Del Rosario Prieto, Luis Enrique Ramos Guadalupe, Lizardo Seiner, Ricardo Mac Hado Trigo, Marcos Villacís

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This paper provides early instrumental data recovered for 20 countries of Latin-America and the Caribbean (Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, British Guiana, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, France (Martinique and Guadalupe), Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, El Salvador and Suriname) during the 18th and 19th centuries. The main meteorological variables retrieved were air temperature, atmospheric pressure, and precipitation, but other variables, such as humidity, wind direction, and state of the sky were retrieved when possible. In total, more than 300,000 early instrumental data were rescued (96% with daily resolution). Especial effort was made to document all the available metadata in order to allow further post-processing. The compilation is far from being exhaustive, but the dataset will contribute to a better understanding of climate variability in the region, and to enlarging the period of overlap between instrumental data and natural/documentary proxies.
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PublicaciónScientific Data
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EstadoPublicada - 14 nov. 2017

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