Météo-France Climate archives in France

Météo-France, as National Meteorological Service, is responsible for preserving the memory of the French climate. Météo-France's Climate Archives  hold paper meteorological records collected by the French national meteorlogical services since 1878. 

Météo-France's Climate Archives are estimated at 7,5 linear kilometers. These archives are stored at 90 locations in France mainland and overseas territories (French Guyana, French Polynesia, French West Indies, New-Caledonia,  Reunion Island, Saint-Pierre Miquelon)

This data covers all the French territories from 1800.  Records include  terrestrial and upper air data.

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Other institutions also keep historical climate data, such as archive institutions (i.e. National, Territorial, Departmental, and local archives), scientific institution archives , local and national libraries, Defence Historical Service, ...

For example, French National Archives (Archives nationales) house 2 linear kilometers of physical meteorological records for the period 1800-1970 in Fontainebleau near Paris. They cover  France and former French colonies in Africa and include terrestrial, marine and upper air data. An agreement between Archives nationales and Météo-France scientific research has been signed  related to the Climate Data Rescue.



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