All the daily rainfall sheets have been scanned. In collaboration with Dr Conor Murphy, ICARUS, Geography Department, Maynooth University, Ireland, a PhD student, Ciara Ryan has rescued 36116 station years of daily rainfall data for the period 1860s to 1940. More information on the dataset can be found in;
Ryan, C, Murphy, C, McGovern, R, Curley, M, Walsh, S; 476 students. Ireland’s pre‐1940 daily rainfall records. Geosci Data J. 2020; 00: 1– 13. https://doi.org/10.1002/gdj3.103The data is available from; Dataset Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/91347
The data rescue method has been published;Ryan, C., Duffy, C., Broderick, C., Thorne, P.W., Curley, M., Walsh, S. et al. (2018) Integrating data rescue into the classroom. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 99(9), 1757–1764 Ryan, C., C. Duffy, C. Broderick, P.W. Thorne, M. Curley, S. Walsh, C. Daly, M. Treanor, and C. Murphy, 2018: Integrating Data Rescue into the Classroom. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99, 1757–1764, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0147.1(PDF) Rainfall transcription is ongoing.
Images have been scanned.
Data entry is on CSV templates
Data is double entered and the double entries are checked. If there is a discrepancy a third person checks the original image and corrects the entry