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.