Journal article

A historical climate dataset for southeastern Australia, 1788-1859

Linden Ashcroft, Joelle Gergis, David John Karoly

Geoscience Data Journal | WILEY | Published : 2014


Awarded by Australian Research Council Linkage Project

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was conducted as part of the South Eastern Australian Recent Climate History (SEARCH) project, supported by the Australian Research Council Linkage Project LP0990151. LA and DK were also supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, and LA is grateful for the additional funding from the University of Melbourne Albert Shimmins Postgraduate Writing Up Award. We acknowledge Tony Rogers from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology History Unit in Adelaide and Derek Reid, formerly of CSIRO, for generously sharing their digitised data. Many thanks to the staff of the State Library of New South Wales for their assistance in locating many of the historical records used in this study, and to Mitchell Black, Matt Howie, Felix Sheldon and Sam Hannah for their assistance in digitising a number of the observations. We are also grateful for the assistance and advice from Kiri Whan, Blair Trewin, Claire Fenby and three anonymous reviewers, which helped improve this manuscript.