A historical Southern Ocean climate dataset from whaling ships’ logbooks

Praveen Teleti, Gareth Rees, Julian Dowdeswell & C Wilkinson
© 2019 The Authors. Geoscience Data Journal published by Royal Meteorological Society and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Historical ship logbooks provide vital historic meteorological observations in the Southern Ocean, one of the largest climate-data deficient regions on the Earth. Christian Salvesen Whaling Company logbooks from whaling ships operating in the Southern Ocean, starting from the 1930s through the 1950s, are examined. Meteorological information contained in these logbooks has been extracted to produce a historical...
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