France semaphore and lighthouse meteorological data rescue 1868-1940

Background of the project : National action of preserving and inventorying French climate archives Actions : Inventorying and  imaging of 24 boxes  stored at the French National Archives (Archives nationales) in Fontainebleau containing meteorological data  from 1868 to 1940 made by semaphores watchmen and lighthouses keepers on the French coast. Digitising of subdaily data (pressure, temperature, wind and humidity).
Status in February 2021 for  Inventorying and Imaging of 54 French semaphore stations 1868-1938 :The inventory of the imaged monthly logbooks is available in the joint file French_semaphores_1868_1938_imaged.xls.  28 Long series of monthly logbooks, containing daily and subdaily data, have been inventoried and imaged: North Sea : Dunkerque 1891-1916  Channel : Audighen 1891-1916 ; Granville 1921-1923 ; Île de Batz 1881-1882, 1892-1916 ;  Ile-de-Bréhat 1891-1920 ; La Hague 1891-1916 ;  Plévenon Cap Fréhel 1890-1916 ; Sainte-Adresse La Hève 1891-1919 . Atlantic Ocean : Arcachon 1891-1920 ; Biarritz 1890-1916 ; Fouesnant 1891-1916 ; Île de Groix Bec Grognon 1868-1884 ; Île deGroix Bec Melen 1890-1920 ; L'Île d'Yeu 1891-1920 ; Saint-Denis Oléron 1891-1920 ; Les Mathes 1891-1916 ; Ouessant 1891-1916 ; Penmarc'h 1891-1916 ; Plogoff 1891-1916 ; Plougonvelin 1868-1870, 1888-1916 ; Préfailles 1890-1920 ; Sauzon 1879-1890, 1894-1930. Mediterranean Sea : Ajaccio 1884-1916 ; Bonifacio 1891-1916 ; Ersa Cap Corse 1891-1916 ; Hyères Ile du Levant 1891-1916 ; La Seyne-sur-Mer 1869-1870, 1885, 1891-1916 ;Port-Vendres Cap Béar 1880-1920 ; Ramatuelle Cap Camarat 1891-1914.  24 French lighthouse stations 1881-1940 The inventory of the imaged monthly logbooks is available in the joint file French_lighthouses_1881_1940_imaged.xls  The 7 longest series of monthly logbooks 1881-1940 are : Channel : Gatteville-le-phare 1881-apr.1940 ;  Île-de-Bréhat Nov.1881- apr. 1940 ; Le Touquet-Paris-Plage Oct.1881-mars 1940 ;  Atlantic Ocean : Saint-Clément-des-Baleines Nov. 1881-feb.1940 Mediterranean Sea : Bonifacio (Corsica) 1881-jan 1940 ;  ; Hyères/Porquerolles Nov.1881-jan. 1941 ; Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat Nov.1881-apr. 1940  
Status February 2021 for Digitising  List of digitised series: - Gatteville-le-Phare Barfleur semaphore series 1891-1914 : subdaily data of pressure, temperature,  wind, cloudiness  (3 times/day) and daily precipitation and temperatures - Sainte-Adresse sémaphore de la Hève 1891-1919: daily precipitation and temperatures -Dunkerque sémaphore 1892-1916: daily temperature and precipitation, subdaily  pressure, temperature, humidity and wind; -Penmarch sémaphore 1891-1892: daily precipitation, subdaily pressure, wind and temperature. Digitising process was set up for Penmarch semaphore 1892-1916 : daily precipitation, subdaily pressure, temperature, humidity and wind;

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France

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Project Status (only for existing data rescue projects): 
Ongoing
Rescue Method (only for existing data rescue projects): 

Inventorying, imaging and digitising meteorological data if they are not available in the French climate data base

Parameters: 
Temperature
Precipitation
Surface pressure
Wind
Other
Contact information (email address): 
sylvie.jourdain@meteo.fr
Need assistance: 
No
ImportID (C3S): 
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