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General
Data set name

Maritime Meteorological Data held by KNMI (1854-)

Data holding centreRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectNODCi - National Infrastructure for access to Oceanographic and Marine Data and Information(NODCi)
Time period1854 - present
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Worldwide

Observations 
Parameters

Air pressure; Air temperature; Cloud cover height and extent; Atmospheric humidity; Terrestrial mapping; Wind strength and direction; Wave height and period statistics; Skin temperature of the water column

Instruments

Meteorological packages

Description 
Summary

KNMI keeps a large historical archive with ships journals, synoptic observations of merchant navy vessels, weather ships, lightships and Measuring Network North Sea. Observations are kept in digital form in a mass storage system. Contact person: KD-desk (kddesk@knmi.nl)

OriginatorsRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.nodc.nl
Availability 
OrganisationRoyal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactFrits Koek (KNMI Operationeel Datacentrum (KODAC))
Address

Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute
Wilhelminalaan 10 P.O. Box 201
De Bilt

3730 AE
Netherlands

Telephone+31 (0)30 2206860
Facsimile+31 30 2210407
Emailfrits.koek@knmi.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifier20005103
Global identifier2988
Last revised2010-07-12