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Mellado-Cano, Javier; Barriopedro, David; García-Herrera, Ricardo; Trigo, Ricardo M (2019): Monthly wind directional indices based on ships logbooks observations. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.906067, Supplement to: Mellado-Cano, J et al. (2020): New observational insights into the atmospheric circulation over the Euro-Atlantic sector since 1685. Climate Dynamics, 54(1-2), 823-841, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-019-05029-z

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Abstract:
SOURCES:
Daily data of wind direction over the English Channel based on direct marine observations derived from Royal Navy ships' logbooks (1685-1870) and ICOADS v3.0 (1750-2014) datasets.
DESCRIPTION:
Daily data of wind direction over the English Channel based on direct marine observations derived from Royal Navy ships' logbooks (1685-1870) and ICOADS v3.0 (1750-2014) datasets has been used to build four directional indices (one for each cardinal wind direction).
We provide four instrumental-based monthly indices defined as the proportion of days per month (in % respect to the total number of available days for each month) with wind blowing from a particular cardinal wind direction.
DATA:
Each index is defined as the percentage of days in a month with wind blowing from a particular cardinal wind direction with respect to the total number of available (i.e., non missing) days in the month)
No: Number of available days (i.e., with at least one wind observation) in a month (in % with respect to the total number of days in the month). Months with no wind direction observation at all in the full month are labeled as missing (-99.9)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please, note that each index is herein provided regardless the number of observations. Some months have a low number of observations (No < 50 %)
Keyword(s):
logbooks; ships; wind direction
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 50.000000 * Median Longitude: -2.500000 * South-bound Latitude: 48.000000 * West-bound Longitude: -10.000000 * North-bound Latitude: 52.000000 * East-bound Longitude: 5.000000
Date/Time Start: 1685-01-01T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2014-12-01T00:00:00
Event(s):
English-Channel * Latitude Start: 48.000000 * Longitude Start: -10.000000 * Latitude End: 52.000000 * Longitude End: 5.000000 * Location: North Sea * Method/Device: Multiple investigations (MULT)
Size:
4 datasets

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