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Weather and Climate Data: Historic Data @ NOAA Central Library

DjVu Plug-in

Please note that the weather maps on the NOAA Central Library's U.S. Daily Weather Maps page are encoded in the format DjVu. As web browsers do not natively read DjVu files, it is necessary to download a plug-in or viewer to view the maps. While the NOAA Central Library provides a link to the viewer, DjVuLibre, other plug-ins or viewers are available online.

Electronic Resources

The following resources are selected collections from NOAA Central Library's Digital Collections

Physical Resources

The following collection is not located in the general stacks. If the materials below are of interest to you please contact

  • Weather Bureau “Climatological Collection”
    • Most documents in this collection were published between 1820 and 1930 and are grouped in series that were published by national or colonial weather organizations and various observatories.  Most of these documents are of European origin or European colonial origin except in the Americas and some Asian documents. English, German, French, Spanish, and Russian language documents are found throughout the collection reflecting national and colonial interests.  Other languages are occasionally encountered. Although most documents contain climatic data, there are also documents describing national or regional geography, history of region, and some personal accounts.

As the library has cataloged physical materials related to historical weather or climate data, the library's catalog is worth searching. You can either search for titles or general terms (i.e. "climate data").