daily and subdaily observations will be included in the database.
Recorded data will contain, among
others: wind direction, wind force, precipitation, fog, ice cover
and state of sea and sky. The following examples are only a small
illustration of the applications that CLIWOC database will provide.
This picture shows an example of wind direction in a 1784 trip
from La Coruņa to La Habana
number of observations will allow to obtain climatological fields
over large areas, such as this example of averaged wind directions
displayed over a 5º x 5º grid from a set of 1770's
trips from Europe to America and return. (The brighter the red
shade the greater the number of measures over the area covered
by each grid-point).
observation and record of the weather that every ship encountered
along its route was of extreme importance to the success
of the voyage. This example shows for the same data set used
for the wind direction, the number of rainy days expressed as
% over the total of observations.