Pre-1872 extension of the Japanese instrumental meteorological observation series back to 1819

GP Können, M Zaiki, APM Baede, T Mikami, PD Jones, T Tsukahara

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Abstract

Instrumental observations from Dejima (Nagasaki), Japan, taken under the responsibility of the Dutch, covering the periods 1819-28, 1845-58, and 1871-78, have been recovered. The Dejima series overlaps by six months the modern Nagasaki Observatory series, which covers 1878-present. The recovered data extend the start of the instrumental Japanese series back from 1872 to 1819, leaving major gaps during 1829-44 and 1859-71.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-131
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Climate
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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