- Meteorological observations for Eversleigh Station, near Armidale, New South Wales, Australia 1877-1922
- Belfield, Algernon
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- The collection contains a series of recorded meteorological observations taken daily between 1877-1922 by pastoralist, astronomer and meteorologist Algernon Henry Belfield at Eversleigh Station in the New England region, 20 kilometres north west of Armidale. The collection comprises 42 Meteorological Observation Books, available as 28 PDF files containing scans of front cover, back cover and each page for each Meteorological Observation Book. The combined size of all data files is 477MB. The original Meteorological Observation Books for years 1879, 1880 and 1881 are missing and therefore are not digitally available. Daily observations/readings include: attached thermometer, barometer, dry bulb, wet bulb, maximum temperature (Fahrenheit), minimum temperature (Fahrenheit), rain (measure), direction of wind, wind force 0-12, cloud coverage 0-10, visual daily weather observations including fine and clear, cloudy, fog, thunder, showery, dull, cloudless, squally. Monthly tallies were recorded including: total days of rain, total days of lightning, mean diurnal range, greatest diurnal range, greatest range, mean temperature, mean maximum, mean minimum, mean dry, mean wet, mean cloud, mean humidity, inches of rain, inches of rain (since beginning of the year), winds. The original Meteorological Observing Books were deposited in the University of New England Heritage Centre by Mr Richard E.H. Belfield, Algernon Belfield's grandson. The collection was digitised for Cultural Collections, University of Newcastle by William Oates, University Archivist at the University of New England Heritage Centre.
- meteorological observations; historical climate data; weather; rainfall; humidity; wind direction; Eversleigh Station; New England; New South Wales
- The Belfield family give this data freely to benefit world research into climate. This material must never be used for anybody's personal gain., The University of Newcastle is the custodian of the digital collection. The physical collection is deposited with the University of New England Heritage Centre.
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