Data rescue of national and international meteorological observations at Deutscher Wetterdienst
- 1Deutscher Wetterdienst, Nationale Klimaüberwachung, Offenbach, Germany
- 2Deutscher Wetterdienst, Maritime Klimaüberwachung, Hamburg, Germany
Abstract. Germany's national meteorological service (Deutscher Wetterdienst, DWD) houses in Offenbach and Hamburg huge archives of historical handwritten journals of weather observations. They comprise not only observations from Germany, but also of the oceans and land stations in many parts of the world. DWD works on the digitization and quality control of these archives. The current status is presented here.