Canadian historical data typing project

The Canadian Volunteer Data Rescue project started in 2010. Thanks to

Jennifer Dowker, Rose Dlhopolsky, Gilles Paquette, Ray Couture, Pat Fortin, Rose Dlhopolsky, Carolyn Verduzco, Kristin Davoli, Alana Cameron, Kyle Hipwell, Dan Manweiler, Lisa Woodward, Nancy Hagen,  and Jason Ferguson

 who between them typed in over 500,000 data points, and who volunteered to help type up historical weather data from early Canadian observers. through CMOS and RealClimate. Athanasios Tsikerdekis and Lamprini Dergianli from the University of Giessen also typed in over 200,000 data points. Click here  for our  table of weather diaries for  Canadian regions.   To volunteer to type in an observer or a part of an observer, or to let us know about other weather diaries not listed  please email :

Once you've volunteered for a section, I'll transfer the files using Dropbox.  This table is still being updated. 

A few very preliminary results can be seen here: notice the gaps!  If you're interested in some examples of climate analysis using historical data, here is some older work.

Volunteers can also visit a discussion page on Google groups for help, tips, and questions and information. Photo galleries of puzzling entries and speculation on possible interpretations are hosted by Rose here.

Example of a typing project:

An example of data typing: here is a page of J.S. McCord's observations for April, 1831,

and here is a spreadsheet of the typed-up data.

Subpages (1): Diaries and Volunteers