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Meteorological Data recorded at Armagh Observatory: Volume I -Daily, Monthly

Summary: Meteorological Data recorded at Armagh
Observatory: Volume I - Daily, Monthly
and Annual Rainfall 1838-2001
A. M. Garc  ia-Suarez, C.J. Butler, D. Cardwell, A.D.S. Coughlin, A. Donnelly, D.
T. Fee, K. R. Hickey, B. Morrow and T. Taylor
Armagh Observatory, College Hill, Armagh BT61 9DG, N. Ireland
1 Introduction
Armagh Observatory has the longest series of meteorological records from a single
site in the UK or Ireland. In order to make these records generally available, the
Armagh Observatory has received funding from the UK Heritage Lottery Fund and
The Irish Soldiers and Sailors Land Trust. The project will provide access to over
7,000 pages of raw, daily, meteorological data stretching back to the year 1796, as
well as calibrated and standardised meteorological series for scienti c and educa-
tional use. This standardised data archive will include daily observations of rainfall,
sunshine, temperature, pressure, cloud, humidity and wind. We present here the
rst of these series, the rainfall recorded from 1 January 1838 to 31 December 2001.
2 Rainfall measurements
Regular daily rainfall measurements from January 1836 for Armagh Observatory are
recorded in 14 manuscript volumes deposited in the Observatory Archives (M117.2
in Butler and Hoskin, 1987). During 1836 and 1837 rainfall readings were recorded


Source: Armagh Observatory


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