Unlocking Early African Weather Observations

Material Description

The significant holdings of African weather and climate data to be scanned as part of this project were acquired through NOAA’s participation in the World Data System ( The records were produced by European governments in their African colonies, and later by newly independent nations, and sent to NOAA for preservation and inclusion into the global climate record.

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NOAA NCEI and NOAA Central Library


Mr. Jason Cooper
NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Ms. Dee Clarkin
NOAA Central and Regional Libraries

Date Range

1891 - 1891

Geographic Scope

Sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa)


  • 500000 Manuscripts