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CORRAL: Historical meteorological recordings from the UK colonial registers and Royal Navy logbook images

Status: Not defined
Publication State: published

Abstract

The UK Colonial Registers and Royal Navy Logbooks (CORRAL) project uses late 18th to early 20th century archive material to enhance the global coverage of daily to sub-daily weather observations by digitising Royal Navy ship's logbooks (from ships of voyages of scientific discovery and those in the service of the Hydrographic Survey) and coastal and island records contained in UK Colonial documents. This provides meteorological recordings from marine sites back to the 18th Century. These data are public.

These records are held at The National Archive, Kew. The ADM section includes records of the Admiralty, Naval Forces, Royal Marines, Coastguard, and related bodies, concerning all aspects of the organisation and operation of the Royal Navy and associated naval forces, over the period 1205-1998 (more details are available in the National Archives catalogue entry).

The CORRAL project deals with the following series:

ADM51: Admiralty: Captains' Logs, 1669-1853
ADM53: Admiralty: and Ministry of Defence, Navy Department: Ships' Logs 1799-1985 [Excluding Flying Squadron]
ADM53 -- Flying Squadron: Admiralty: and Ministry of Defence, Navy Department: Ships' Logs 1869-1872
ADM55: Admiralty: Supplementary Logs and Journals of Ships on Exploration, 1757-1861; 1904, including logs from the voyages of James Cook.

Citable as:UK Colonial Registers and Royal Navy Logbooks Project; Met Office; University of Sunderland (2011): CORRAL: Historical meteorological recordings from the UK colonial registers and Royal Navy logbook images. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/c0001a8c47724dd514e64dcaf358fc60
Abbreviation: CORRAL
Keywords: CORRAL, meteorology, ships

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1771-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
1970-01-01T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°