WG Leader (Dr Rob Allan, ACRE Project Manager, Met Office Hadley Centre, United Kingdom - firstname.lastname@example.org)Terms of reference:
Data Recovery (new sources all aspects);
Validation, uniform formats;
Imaging and digitization (SETI approach? Student involvements);
Best practice guidance;
Inventories - who has what, where is it?;
Check diverse archives;
Involve archivists - demonstrate the benefit of ACRE to archivists
Members: Stefan Brönnimann (email@example.com); Andrea Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org); Xiaolan Wang (Xiaolan.Wang@ec.gc.ca);
Catherine Marzin (Catherine.Marzin@noaa.gov); Martin Juckes (M.N.Juckes@rl.ac.uk); Phil Jones (email@example.com); Catharine Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org);
Scott Woodruff (Scott.D.Woodruff@noaa.gov): Sylvie Jourdian (email@example.com); Uwe Ulbrich (firstname.lastname@example.org); Gil Compo (email@example.com); Rajmund Przybylak (firstname.lastname@example.org); Joëlle Gergis (email@example.com); Dennis Wheeler (firstname.lastname@example.org); Clive Wilkinson (email@example.com); Juerg Luterbacher (Juerg.Luterbacher@geogr.uni-giessen.de); Birger Tinz (Birger.firstname.lastname@example.org)
ISPD - terrestrial observations) and the International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS - marine observations). These observations will be made available to the international scientific community.
Listings of terrestrial stations that are in or are going into the ISPD can be found at:
NCDC (from all US sources of international data): ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ispd/v2.2.3/ispd-history.txt
ACRE: (access to all data in one EXCEL file for the ISPD are regularly revised and held on my Drop Box - contact me if you need access - email@example.com)
The ISPD version2 is currently available through our partners at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at http://rda.ucar.edu/datasets/ds132.0/
projects to image and digitise instrumental weather observations in ship log and remarks books.
Archives and Climate Studies Meeting 11/7/2008
Chinese Maritime Customs Project, to produce an inventory of all the sources of historical Chinese and South China Sea region terrestrial and marine daily to sub-daily meteorological data. In early 2008, Dr Catherine Ladds, a student of Prof Bickers, visited China to consult various archives and develop the inventory. A small digitisation effort is also underway in the Met Office Hadley Centre to key the twice daily pressure observations published in the China Coast Meteorological Register (1874-1932) and held as hard copy in the Met Office archives (1874-1893) or scanned on the NOAA Central Library WWW pages (1894-1932). ACRE is looking to work with the China Meteorological Agency (under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Met Office Hadley Centre) to image. digitise and archive the historical Chinese weather observations revealed by this inventory. It is also looking for wide South East Asian collaborations with the joint CCl/CLIVAR/JCOMM Expert Team on Climate Change Detection and Indices (ETCCDI)
The Chinese meteorological inventory will:
Chinese Maritime Customs Report 2008 Chinese Maritime Customs Inventory 2008 China Coast Meteorological RegisterMEditerranean climate DAta REscue (MEDARE) initiative, and the Mediterranean CLImate VARiability and Predictability (MedCLIVAR) initiatives. The aim is to work closely with the research communities and National Meteorological Services (NMS) that are part of MEDARE and MedCLIVAR in order to facilitate the recovery, imaging, digitisation, quality control and archiving of historical daily to sub-daily weather observations over the wider Mediterranean region.
ACRE is also collaborating with the Portuguese SIGN (Signatures of environmental change in the geophysical institutes) project; that aims to recover the 19th and 20th century data collected by the country's Geophysical Institutes and National Meteorological Service, including data from the former African and Asian colonies.European Climate Support Network (ECSN) will focus on working together to extend and enhance the ECSN daily European data repository maintained by the European Climate Assessment & Dataset (ECA&D) project. Links to ECSN will also provide ACRE with direct access to the majority of National Meteorological Services (NMS) across the greater European domain. This infrastructure will again provide a regional focus for the coherent recovery, imaging, digitisation, quality control and archiving of historical European daily to sub-daily weather observations. Variability of the African Climate System (VACS) Panel to explore joint activities with ACRE in Africa. ACRE is also looking to work with the AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses) initiative and the developing GCOS-WCRP-WCP-ICPAC World Bank Proposal "Climate Observations and Regional Modelling in Support of Climate Risk Management and Sustainable Development."
ACRE is working with the International Environmental Data Rescue Organization (IEDRO) in order to coordinate international data rescue activities and share expertise and experience. IEDRO have ongoing data rescue projects in a number of countries in Africa and South America, and have worked closely with US agencies such as Climate Database Modernization Program (CDMP).
ACRE is also keen to see the development of optical methods to digitise charts and plots from instruments recording continuous traces of climate and weather variables (thermohydrographs, barographs etc.). This is being explored with IEDRO, Dr Theo Brandsma at KNMI, and Dr Alfred Dufter in Germany.Advances in homogenisation methods of climate series: an integrated approach (HOME). This will be an important step towards extending the quality control procedures applied to these observations by exposing them to a wide range of data homogenisation techniques that HOME will be testing on climatic and weather data.
Links to library's, archives and various data repositories
Met Office Library & Archives UK National Archives British Library How the Met Office Archive is helping ACRE data efforts
ARC Magazine article on ACRE February 2011
Links to scanned weather observations online
NOAA Central Library University of Chile SIGN BADC Hong Kong Singapore International Bull Simultaneous Met Obs Salvá Sinobas
French Academy of Medecine - ANR-CHEDAR Old Dutch Data in Newspapers Old Hong Kong Newspapers Collection Macau Government Gazette NCDC searchable online catalogue of their data holdings
1839 Memorandum - by the UK Colonial Secretary Lord Glenelg