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.  Status in Mars 2020An electronic inventory of the material has been developed (see joint file Inventory_Clim_FRAN_French-India-Settlement_1876-1931.xls). Parameters available on the original sources are listed.Imaging of original sources have been performed: 11416 images. Status in June 2021: Digitisation of Pondichéry 1876-1931 series has been launched

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Météo-France Direction de la Climatologie et des Services Climatiques

42 avenue Coriolis

31000

Toulouse
, A31
France

Email address:
archives.climat@meteo.fr

Haute-Garonne (31) FR

Project Status (only for existing data rescue projects): 
Ended
Parameters: 
Temperature
Precipitation
Surface pressure
Wind
Other
Contact information (email address): 
sylvie.jourdain@meteo.fr
Need assistance: 
No
ImportID (C3S): 
3