Early Instrumental Meteorological Series

Conference and Workshop

18 - 21 June 2018, University of Bern, Switzerland

Bern, Hallerstr. 12, CH-3012 Bern (Room 001)

Hosts: Stefan Brönnimann, Institute of Geography, University of Bern
           Christian Rohr, Institute of History, University of Bern

Scope of the conference and workshop

The goal of this conference and workshop is to discuss the state of knowledge on early instrumental meteorological series from the 18th and early 19th century. The first two days will be in conference-style and will encompass invited talks from different regions of the world (including participation by skype) on existing compilations and on individual records, but also on instruments and archives as well as on climate events and processes. Contributed presentations (most will be posters) are welcome.

The third and fourth days target a smaller audience and are in workshop-style. The goal is to compile a detailed inventory of all early instrumental records: What has been measured, where, when and by whom? Is the location of the original data known? Have they been imaged, digitised, homogenised, or are they already in existing archives? This work will help to focus future data rescue activities.