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Daily and Monthly Weather Averages for India and Climatological Data for India, Bangladesh, Burma, Arabian Sea, and Bay of Bengal (1844-1908)
Entry ID: NCL00007_9_11_15_16


Summary
Abstract: The Bombay, India data reside in 1 book, 'Meteorology of the Bombay
Presidency' (Miscellaneous Foreign Publications). The graphs contained
in this atlas are daily and monthly weather averages for the Colaba
Observatory in Bombay, India for the period 1844 to 1870. There are
graphs of daily and monthly mean pressure, temperature, vapor
pressure, surface winds, and rainfall. Diagrams in this book are
monthly averages for Western India for the above period, and include
temperature, surface wind, and rainfall.

The Calcutta, India data reside in 1 book, 'St. Xavier's College
Observatory-Calcutta, India' (C/ef C144 me). The data contained in
this book are tables of daily and yearly weather averages for
Calcutta, India from 1868 to 1885. The following surface parameters
are included in these tables: daily mean pressure, wind speed and
direction, temperature, and humidity; the maximum and minimum
temperature for each day; daily rainfall total; annual means of
average temperature and pressure; total annual rainfall; and the
absolute maximum and minimum temperature for the year. This book is in
very poor condition with half a cover, and many torn pages.

The Ceylon data resides in 4 books, 'Meteorological Observations in
Ceylon' (C/ef AO-ce). The data contained in these books are tables of
Ceylon monthly weather data for each year from 1889 to 1917. The
following surface parameters are included in the tables: monthly means
of wind speed and direction, pressure, daily maximum and minimum
temperature, evaporation temperature, vapor pressure, and relative
humidity; total rainfall; greatest rainfall in 24 hours; and absolute
maximum and minimum temperature for the month.

The India, Bangladesh, and Burma data reside in 1 book,
'Climatological Atlas of India' (C/ef E42C). The maps contained in
this atlas are monthly, seasonal, and annual weather averages of
India, Bangladesh, and Burma for the period 1875 to 1900. The
variables displayed in this atlas include the following: mean monthly
and annual pressure, maximum and minimum air temperature, vapor
pressure, relative humidity, and cloud distribution; and monthly and
seasonal normal rainfall, number of rainy days, and storm tracks.

The Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal data reside in 2 books, 'Normal
Weather Charts of the Indian Monsoon Area' (C/m I 40-N). The maps
contained in this atlas are monthly weather averages for the Arabian
Sea and Bay of Bengal for the period 1904 to 1908. The surface
variables displayed in this atlas include mean monthly pressure,
surface winds, storm tracks, weather, and currents.

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.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 30.0 S: 0.0  E: 105.0  W: 40.0
 Max Altitude: SURFACE

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: St. Xavier's College, Meteorological Observations
Dataset Series Name: Foreign Meteorological Data Collection
Issue Identification: NOAA Central Library Call number C/ef C145 40470
Data Presentation Form: 1 Book

Dataset Title: Meteorological Observations in Ceylon
Dataset Series Name: Foreign Meteorological Data Collection
Issue Identification: NOAA Central Library Call number C/ef AO-ce
Data Presentation Form: 4 Books

Dataset Title: Climatological Atlas of India
Dataset Series Name: Foreign Meteorological Data Collection
Issue Identification: call number C/ef E42C
Data Presentation Form: 1 Book

Dataset Title: Normal Weather Charts of the Indian Monsoon Area
Dataset Series Name: Foreign Meteorological Data Collection
Issue Identification: Call number C/m I 40-N
Data Presentation Form: 2 Books

Dataset Title: Meteorology of the Bombay Presidency
Dataset Series Name: Foreign Meteorological Data Collection
Issue Identification: Miscellaneous Foreign Publications
Data Presentation Form: 1 Book


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1844-01-01
Stop Date: 1870-12-31

Start Date: 1868-01-01
Stop Date: 1918-12-31

Start Date: 1889-01-01
Stop Date: 1917-12-31

Start Date: 1875-01-01
Stop Date: 1900-12-31

Start Date: 1904-01-01
Stop Date: 1908-08-31


Location Keywords
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > Bay of Bengal
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > ARABIAN SEA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > BANGLADESH
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHCENTRAL ASIA > INDIA
CONTINENT > ASIA > SOUTHEASTERN ASIA > BURMA
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN > SRI LANKA
CONTINENT > ASIA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Daily, Monthly, Seasonal, Annua


Science Keywords
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 PROCESSES >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD TYPES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >LIQUID PRECIPITATION >RAIN >RAINFALL    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >WEATHER EVENTS >TROPICAL CYCLONES >TROPICAL STORM TRACK    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN CIRCULATION >OCEAN CURRENTS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR INDICATORS >VAPOR PRESSURE    [Definition]


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
ANEMOMETERS    [Information]
BAROMETERS    [Information]
RAIN GAUGES    [Information]
THERMOMETERS    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
ANNUAL DATA
ARABIAN SEA
BANGLADESH
BAY OF BENGAL
BURMA
CEYLON
CLIMATOLOGY
DAILY DATA
IDN_NODE GSFC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC
INDIA
MONTHLY DATA
RAINFALL
SEASONAL DATA
SOUTH ASIA
STATISTICS
STORM TRACKS
SURFACE
VAPOR PRESSURE
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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/EF AO-CE
Dataset ID: C/EF C144 ME
Dataset ID: C/EF E42C
Dataset ID: C/M I 40-N
Dataset ID: MISC. FOREIGN PUBLICATIONS

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
A. J. BAMFORD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Colombo Observatory
City: Ceylon
Country: India


J. H. FIELD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Director General of Indian Observatories
City: Calcutta
Country: India


PETER L. GRIMM
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 713-0575
Fax: (301) 713-1249
Email: peter.l.grimm at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA Environmental Information Services
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Station 15441
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA


J. PATTERSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Director General of Indian Observatories
City: Calcutta
Province or State: India
Country: INDIA


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



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