Abstract: The Australian wind data reside in 1 book, 'Seasonal and Diurnal Wind Roses for Australia' (C/ie W765). The data contained in these books are monthly maps for Australia for 1887 to 1937. The parameters included in these maps are the following: isobars at 9AM; 3 PM gradient wind; fog; duration of wet seasons; and limits of coastal storms.
The synoptic Australian data resides in 122 books, ... 'Synoptic Weather Chart-Australia Bureau of Meteorology Daily Weather Chart-Australia' (Oversize Foreign Meteorology Data). The data contained in these books are daily observation tables and weather maps for Australia and neighboring areas for the period 1887 to 1967. The tables are only a feature of these data until 1910. They are the 9 AM surface observations for Australia, Tasmania, Wales, Queensland, and New Zealand. The parameters included in these tables are maximum and minimum temperature and rainfall. Maps include the following information: winds, fronts, isobars, rainfall, and sea state.
Additional Australian wind data reside in 1 book,'Seasonal and Diurnal Wind Roses for Australia' (C/ie AO24). The data contained in these books are seasonal and annual maps for Australia averaged over the period 1887 to 1937. The parameters included in these maps are the following: seasonal mean isobars, isotherms, prevailing winds, and isohyets; and annual isotherms and isohyets.
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.