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Hourly, Daily, Monthly, and Annual Surface Weather Data for Havana, Cuba, the West Indies, Mexico, and the U.S. (1859-1925)
Entry ID: NCL00202_204_205


Summary
Abstract: The Havana data resides in 1 book, 'El Clima de Cuba' (C/hc20s H38 g98-C
40136) written in Spanish. In these summaries, definitions are:

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 1900, Jan 1901, etc.

This book contains tables and graphs of monthly and annual surface weather
data from Havana and other locations in Cuba for 1859 to 1914. One graph
gives a monthly trace of surface pressure from 6 stations encompassing the
West Indies, Florida, and the Gulf Coast of Mexico and the United States.
Tables of mean monthly and annual surface pressure, temperature, and
rainfall, are given from 6 to 10 reporting stations throughout Cuba for
the years including 1904 to 1914. All other tables and graphs are from
Havana for the period 1872 to 1914, except for the rainfall data which
begin in 1859. The tables contain the following data: monthly total rainfall;
annual total rainfall; long-term monthly mean pressure, temperature, humidity,
vapor pressure, rainfall, and daily wind speed; long-term monthly mean maximum
and minimum pressure, temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and rainfall;
long-term monthly absolute maximum and minimum pressure, temperature, and
vapor pressure; long-term monthly absolute maximum daily rainfall; long-term
monthly mean number of days with rainfall; long-term monthly maximum and
minimum number of days with rainfall; long-term monthly daily change measured
bi-hourly of mean pressure, temperature, humidity, and vapor pressure;
long-term monthly relative frequency of wind direction; long-term annual mean
pressure, temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and rainfall; long-term annual
mean maximum and minimum pressure, temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and
rainfall; long-term annual absolute maximum and minimum pressure, temperature,
humidity, and vapor pressure; long-term annual absolute maximum daily rainfall;
long-term annual mean number of days with rainfall; long-term annual maximum
and minimum number of days with rainfall; long-term annual daily change
measured bi-hourly of pressure, temperature, humidity, and vapor pressure.

The graphs contain the following data: annual total rainfall; long-term monthly
hourly trace of mean pressure, temperature, humidity, and vapor pressure; and
long-term annual monthly trace of mean pressure, temperature, humidity, and
vapor pressure.

Additional data resides in 1 book, 'Boletin del Observatorio
Fisico-Meteorologico del la Habana: Observaciones Horarias: Septiembre de 1862
(C/hc20S H38 F 21199), written in Spanish. In these summaries, definitions are
as in the above. This book contains tables of hourly surface weather data from
for July 1862 through June 1863. Some daily data are included in notes below
each table along with general weather observations. Cloudiness data are given
in a cloud cover scale of 0 to 10 (clear to total cloud cover). Upper level
wind direction is determined by the movement of higher altitude cloud types.
The tables contain hourly pressure, temperature, humidity, vapor pressure,
cloudiness, surface wind, and upper level wind direction. Notes below the
tables contain the following data: daily maximum air temperature, sea
temperature, and well water temperature; and daily total evaporation, rainfall,
and ozone.

Additional Havana data resides in 2 books, 'Observaciones Magneticas y
Meteorologicas: Colegio de Belen, Habana: 1922-1923' (C
hc20S H38 B 44916), and
'Observaciones Magneticas y Meteorologicas: Colegio de Belen, Habana:
1924-1925' (C
hc20S H38 B 53830) both written in Spanish. In these summaries,
definitions are as in the above. These volumes contain tables of hourly, daily,
monthly, and annual surface weather data from Havana, Cuba for 1922-1925.
Cloudiness is given as a 0 to 10 figure from clear to completely covered.
Upper level wind direction is determined by the movement of upper level cloud
types. The tables contain the following data: hourly pressure, temperature,
humidity, vapor pressure, surface wind, upper level wind direction, cloud
types, and cloudiness; daily mean pressure, temperature, humidity, vapor
pressure, surface wind speed; daily absolute maximum and minimum pressure,
temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and surface wind speed; daily total
evaporation, rainfall, and surface wind speed; monthly mean pressure,
temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, daily evaporation, and surface wind
speed (depending on and independent of direction); monthly mean (given hour)
pressure, temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and surface wind speed;
monthly absolute maximum and minimum daily pressure, temperature, vapor
pressure, and surface wind speed; monthly absolute maximum and minimum total
daily evaporation, and rainfall; monthly total evaporation and rainfall;
monthly number of days with rainfall; monthly number of observations of surface
wind direction; annual mean pressure, temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and
surface wind speed (depending on and independent of direction); annual mean
(given hour) pressure, temperature, humidity, vapor pressure, and surface wind
speed; annual absolute maximum and minimum daily pressure, temperature, vapor
pressure, and surface wind speed; annual absolute maximum and minimum total
daily evaporation, and rainfall; annual total evaporation and rainfall; annual
number of days with rainfall; and annual number of observations of surface
wind direction.

Narrative accounts of monthly weather conditions and extraordinary
meteorological events precede the tables for each year.

These volumes 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.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 24.0 S: 19.0  E: -74.0  W: -86.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1859-01-01
Stop Date: 1925-12-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > North Atlantic Ocean
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA > CUBA > Havana
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >HUMIDITY >SURFACE HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR PROCESSES >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN >RAINFALL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
Hygrometers    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ANNUAL DATA
BARBADOS
CLIMATOLOGY
CUBA
DAILY DATA
HAITI
HAVANA
HOURLY DATA
MEXICO
MONTHLY DATA
NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
RAINFALL
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES
STATISTICS
SURFACE
VAPOR PRESSURE
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS
WEST INDIES


Originating Center
NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/LISD


Data Center
Library Services Information Division, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://library.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: C/HC20S H38 B 44916
Dataset ID: C/HC20S H38 B 53830
Dataset ID: C/HC20S H38 F 21199
Dataset ID: C/HC20S H38 G98-C 40136

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA CENTRAL LIBRARY
Phone: (301) 713-2600 x124
Fax: (301) 713-4598
Email: reference at www.lib.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA Central Library
1315 East-West Highway 2nd Floor, SSMC3
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA


Personnel
ALAN KEIR MARTINSON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 210-0250
Contact Address:
Scientific and Commercial Systems Corporation
6429 Virginia Manor Rd.
City: Beltsville
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20705
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23



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