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Climatological summaries of Thomas Hughes� meteorological data, for Stroud, UK (1775-1813)

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This submission provides tables of monthly meteorological and geophysical data from Gloucestershire 1771-1813, and obtained in Stroud specifically from 1775-1813. The data provide rainfall (amounts and number of rain days), surface pressure, thunderstorm days, snow days and auroral nights.

The values have been extracted from the Weather diary of Thomas Hughes, a Gloucestershire surgeon and apothecary. The original diary belongs to the Royal Meteorological Society and is kept as three bound volumes in the National Meteorological Archive.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Harrison, Giles ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: University of Reading
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2019
Data last accessed: 12 July 2024
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Organisational units: Science > School of Mathematical, Computational and Physical Sciences > Department of Meteorology
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, Royal Meteorological Society
Keywords: rainfall, thunder, aurora, Dalton Minimum
Data Availability: OPEN


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