Meteorological Observations in Bern and Vicinity, 1777-1834

Hari, Chantal; Brugnara, Yuri; Rohr, Christian; Brönnimann, Stefan (2022). Meteorological Observations in Bern and Vicinity, 1777-1834. In: Brönnimann, S. (ed.) Swiss Early Instrumental Meteorological Series. Reihe G Grundlagenforschung: Vol. G96/19 (pp. 199-211). Bern: Geographica Bernensia 10.4480/GB2020.G96.19

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This paper describes several meteorological records from Bern and vicinity, together covering the period 1777-1834. They comprise measurements in Bern by Karl Lombach, 1777-1789, Samuel Studer, 1779-1789 and 1797-1827, and Emanuel Fueter, 1803-1834. Studer was pastor and later professor of theology in Bern, but during the period 1789-1797 was appointed to Büren an der Aare, where he also continued his measurements before returning back to Bern and con-tinuing measurements. As no other measurements were performed in Bern during these years, the Büren measurements could help to fill the gap, together with the series by Johann Jakob Sprüngli in Sutz, 1785-1802. In this paper, we describe the sources and metadata pertaining to these series. Then we analyse the data, their processing and quality control and we compare the series during their overlapping periods. These series, together with others already digitised and published in this volume, will contribute to a 250-yr meteorological series for Bern.

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08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Climatology
10 Strategic Research Centers > Wyss Academy for Nature
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Economic, Social and Environmental History

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Hari, Chantal, Brugnara, Yuri, Rohr, Christian, Brönnimann, Stefan


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
900 History > 910 Geography & travel


Reihe G Grundlagenforschung


Geographica Bernensia




Thomas Jürg Reist

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23 Mar 2022 09:39

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05 Dec 2022 16:12

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Uncontrolled Keywords:

Bern, instrumental measurements, Karl Lombach, Samuel Studer, Emanuel Fueter




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