The Brazil data resides in 88 books, 'Boletim Diario Servicio De
Meteorologica Ministerio Da Agricultura Cu. Do Brasil' (Oversize
Foreign Met. Data) written in Portuguese. In these summaries,
1. Hourly/daily/monthly/seasonal/annual data - values determined
for each consecutive period, e.g., monthly temperature data:
Jan 1900, Feb 1900, etc.
2. Long-term data - values ... determined over a period of years,
e.g., long-term monthly temperature data using Jan 1901, Jan
The data contained in these books are tables and maps of hourly and
daily weather data for Brazil. These data are for the period 1929 to
1965. Tables disappeared after 1954 (maps only remained) The tables
contain the following data: hourly air temperature, pressure, winds,
sky cover, and weather; daily rainfall; and daily maximum and minimum
temperature. The weather maps display daily isobars, fronts,
temperature, wind, and cloud cover.
These books are part of the foreign meteorological data collection
held by the NOAA Central Library in Washington, DC. Information in
this collection dates back to the 18th century for daily, monthly,
seasonal, and annual tabular summaries, and the 19th century for
weather maps. These data are the result of foreign exchange
agreements, but the collection has not been updated since 1983.