Hourly, Daily, and Monthly Weather Observations and Climate Data for Brussels, Belgium, and Maps for Europe and the North Atlantic (1877-1969)

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Title: Hourly, Daily, and Monthly Weather Observations and Climate Data for Brussels, Belgium, and Maps for Europe and the North Atlantic (1877-1969)
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Abstract:
The Belgium, Europe, and Northeast Atlantic data resides in 160 books, 'Bulletin Quotidien Du Temps' (Oversize Foreign Met. Data) written in French. In these summaries, definitions are: 1. Daily/monthly/seasonal/annual data - values determined for each consecutive period, e.g., monthly temperature data: Jan 1900, Feb 1900 etc. 2. Long-term data - values determined over a period of years, e.g., long-term monthly temperature data using Jan 1900, Jan 1901, etc. The data contained in these books are tables of hourly surface and upper-level weather data for Belgium and maps for Europe and the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean. These data are for the period 1877 to 1969. The tables contain the following data: hourly pressure, wind, temperature, dew point, cloud cover, and rainfall; and hourly upper level pressure, height, temperature, and winds. The daily weather maps before 1963 display isobars and fronts, but after this date, consist of station plots of pressure, winds, temperature, dew point, cloud cover and weather as well as isobars and fronts. The Brussels data resides in 7 books, 'Climat de la Belgique-Bruxelles' (C/dd L244 ) written in French. The data contained in these books are tables of monthly climate data and graphs displaying the daily record of pressure and temperature for Brussels, Belgium. These are for each month of the period 1886 to 1899. The monthly normals for each of the parameters are also tabulated. The tables contain the following data: monthly mean pressure, temperature, wind speed, evaporation, cloudiness, and humidity; mean maximum and minimum temperature; monthly absolute maximum and minimum pressure, temperature, and 24 hour rainfall; monthly total evaporation, sunshine, rainfall, snowfall; monthly per cent of possible sunshine hours; monthly wind direction frequency; monthly number of days of temperature above or below a particular rain, snow, hail, fog, thunder, lightning, calm, cloudy skies, and clear skies. In addition, there is total rainfall data between certain time periods (ex. 23 Sept.- Oct. 13). Additional Brussels data resides in 20 books, 'Observatoire Royal de Bruxelles' (C/dd AO-a). In these summaries, definitions are as in the above. The data contained in these books are tables of hourly, daily, and monthly surface weather for Brussels, Belgium. These tables cover the period 1863 to 1907. The tables contain the following data: hourly pressure, temperature, winds, clouds, humidity, vapor tension, vertical magnetic intensity, horizontal magnetic intensity, and magnetic declination; daily evaporation, rainfall, and snowfall; monthly mean pressure, temperature, wind speed, cloud cover, and cloud type; monthly mean maximum and minimum pressure and temperature; monthly absolute maximum and minimum pressure, and temperature; monthly 24 hour maximum rainfall; monthly total rainfall and snowfall; monthly number of days of precipitation, rain, hail, snow, frost, thunder, fog, clear skies, and cloudy skies; monthly wind and cloud direction frequency; monthly cloud type frequency; monthly strong and calm wind frequency for each wind direction; monthly amount of precipitation for different wind directions; monthly storm track observations; monthly observations of electricity; monthly wind speed for thunderstorms; monthly days of weak or violent thunderstorms; monthly barometric gradient; monthly direction frequency in general and for thunderstorms; and monthly number of thunderstorm days for different pressure ranges. 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.
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Beginning_Date: 18770101
Ending_Date: 19691231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -40.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 75.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC ELECTRICITY > LIGHTNING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > FOG
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > LIGHTNING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA > STORMS > THUNDERSTORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > MAXIMUM/MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > DEW POINT TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > HAIL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN > RAINFALL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > SNOW > SNOWFALL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMAGNETISM > MAGNETIC FIELD
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: METEOROLOGICAL STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: HYGROMETERS
Theme_Keyword: RADIOSONDES
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Belgium
Theme_Keyword: Brussels
Theme_Keyword: Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Daily Data
Theme_Keyword: Dew Point
Theme_Keyword: Fog
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/ Noaa/nesdis/nodc
Theme_Keyword: Monthly Data
Theme_Keyword: Northeast Atlantic Ocean
Theme_Keyword: Rainfall
Theme_Keyword: Severe Weather
Theme_Keyword: Sky Cover
Theme_Keyword: Statistics
Theme_Keyword: Sunshine
Theme_Keyword: Surface
Theme_Keyword: Thunderstorms
Theme_Keyword: Upper Air
Theme_Keyword: Upper Level Winds
Theme_Keyword: Weather Observations
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTHEAST ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > WESTERN EUROPE > BELGIUM
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > BELGIUM
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > BOUNDARY LAYER
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Hourly, Daily, Monthly, Seasona
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC/LISD > Library Services Information Division, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NOAA CENTRAL LIBRARY
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NOAA Central Library
Address: 1315 East-West Highway 2nd Floor, SSMC3
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-2600 x124
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4598
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: reference@www.lib.noaa.gov
Resource_Description: C/DD AO-A
Resource_Description: C/DD L244
Resource_Description: OVERSIZE FOREIGN MET. DATA > Bulletin Quotidien du Temps
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120223
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PETER L. GRIMM
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NOAA Environmental Information Services
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, Station 15441
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-0575
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-1249
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: peter.l.grimm@noaa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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