French settlements in India 1876-1931

 

Objectives of the project: inventorying of hardcopy climate archives from the French

Settlementsin India,   stored at the French National Archives and imaging  original

meteorological logbooks.

 The French Settlements in India ( Les Établissements français dans l'Inde) was a French

colony comprising geographically separate enclaves on the Indian subcontinent before

1954.

The French establishments included Pondichéry, Karikal,  Yanaon on

the Coromandel Coast, Mahé on the Malabar Coast and Chandernagor in Bengal.

Regular subdaily meteorological observations started in Pondichéry in the

mid-19th century. At the end of the 19th, French pharmacists or

doctors made regular observations  in  the health services of the five French

settlements  (Pondichéry,Karikal, Mahé, Yanaon and Chandernagor. The French

national

 

Status in September 2019

An electronic inventory of the material has been develop (see joint file Inventory_Clim_FRAN_French-India-Settlement_1876-1931.xls).

Pre-imaging inventory is in process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Project Status (only for existing data rescue projects): 
Ongoing
WMO Region: 
Parameters: 
Temperature
Precipitation
Surface pressure
Wind
Contact information (email address): 
sylvie.jourdain@meteo.fr
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