The First Euro-Climhist Database

The creation of the first Euro-Climhist data base, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) was accomplished by Hannes Schüle, Gudrun Kleinlogel and Erich Siffert on the basis of the approach used for CLIMHIST-CH. The task turned out to be quite demanding, because the codebook had to be repeatedly adapted to new types of observations (for example, icebergs) or to new types of sources (for example, ships’ logs).

For the conference in Bern a set of 492 historical weather maps in a monthly resolution was created.