PALAEO-RA

PALAEO-RA combines numerical modelling and mathematical techniques with historical documentary data and measurements, and dynamical analyses to produce a comprehensive reconstruction of global climate of the past six centuries.

The data rescue module involves the digitization of early instrumental observations from all over the world. We are digitizing the observations from the Kanold's network (1718-1730), the Palatine Society's network (1781-1792) and the Société Royale de Médecine's network (1776-1786); the temperature data published by Heinrich W. Dove; the weather diaries imaged by NOAA's Climate Data Modernization Program; and much more.

Project Status (only for existing data rescue projects): 
Ongoing
Sponsor: 
Funded by the European Research Council (2018-2023)
Rescue Method (only for existing data rescue projects): 

Manual keying performed by undergraduate students

Region: 
Parameters: 
Temperature
Precipitation
Surface pressure
Wind
Other
Contact information (email address): 
yuri.brugnara@giub.unibe.ch
Need assistance: 
No