Climate history database for Sweden 1500-1870

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Johan Söderberg - Stockholm university, Economic History Department orcid

Lotta Leijonhufvud - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies orcid

Dag Retsö - Stockholm University, Department of Economic History and International Relations orcid

Ulrica Söderlind - Umeå University, Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science orcid

Anders Moberg - Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography orcid

Description

Information about weather-related conditions in Sweden during the period 1500-1870 has been extracted from various historical documents. The information is presented as cited text, together with the date and geographical region for which the information is relevant.

Since the database essentially consists of excerpts from different historical documentary sources of various kinds (Institutional chronicles, accountings, private weather diaries etc) the language is Swedish, though citations of original texts are occasionally given in other languages whenever relevant and when other languages were originally used.

See the Swedish description for more information.

Subject area

Natural Sciences, Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Other Agricultural Sciences, Economics and Business, Social and Economic Geography, History and Archaeology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
Boundaries, Farming, Economy, Geoscientific Information, Health, Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere, Environment, Society, Inland Waters, Transportation (INSPIRE topic categories)

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Johan Söderberg - Stockholm university, Economic History Department orcid

Lotta Leijonhufvud - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies orcid

Dag Retsö - Stockholm University, Department of Economic History and International Relations orcid

Ulrica Söderlind - Umeå University, Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science orcid

Anders Moberg - Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography orcid

Identifiers

SND-ID: SND 1216

Description

Information about weather-related conditions in Sweden during the period 1500-1870 has been extracted from various historical documents. The information is presented as cited text, together with the date and geographical region for which the information is relevant.

Since the database essentially consists of excerpts from different historical documentary sources of various kinds (Institutional chronicles, accountings, private weather diaries etc) the language is Swedish, though citations of original texts are occasionally given in other languages whenever relevant and when other languages were originally used.

See the Swedish description for more information.

Language

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated

1500-04-12 — 1870-12-31

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Denmark, Finland

Geographic description: The database specifies geographical area from todays national levels down to specific farms or parishes.

Funding

Funding agency: Swedish Research Council

Funding agency: European Union

Subject area

Natural Sciences, Earth and Related Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Other Agricultural Sciences, Economics and Business, Social and Economic Geography, History and Archaeology (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)
Boundaries, Farming, Economy, Geoscientific Information, Health, Climatology / Meteorology / Atmosphere, Environment, Society, Inland Waters, Transportation (INSPIRE topic categories)

Publications

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Leijonhufvud, L., Wilson, R., Moberg, A., Söderberg, J., Retsö, D., Söderlind, U. Five centuries of Stockholm winter/spring temperatures reconstructed from documentary evidence and instrumental observations. Climatic Change 101, 109–141 (2010).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-009-9650-y

Retsö, D. Documentary evidence of historical floods and extreme rainfall events in Sweden 1400–1800, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 1307–1323 (2015)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-19-1307-2015

Wetter, O., Pfister, C., Werner, J.P., Retsö, D., Söderberg, J. et al. The year-long unprecedented European heat and drought of 1540 – a worst case. Climatic Change 125, 349–363 (2014)
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-014-1184-2

Edvinsson, R., Leijonhufvud, L., Söderberg, J. "Väder, skördar och priser i Sverige", Agrarhistoria på många sätt: 28 studier om människan och jorden, red. B. Liljewall et al., Stockholm: Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien 2009, 115-136
ISBN: 9789185205912

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Climate history database for Sweden 1500-1870

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Johan Söderberg, Lotta Leijonhufvud, Dag Retsö, Ulrica Söderlind, Anders Moberg. Stockholm University, Economic History Department (2021). <em>Climate history database for Sweden 1500-1870</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/a731-9n75">https://doi.org/10.5878/a731-9n75</a>

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Johan Söderberg - Stockholm university, Economic History Department orcid

Lotta Leijonhufvud - University of Gothenburg, Department of Historical Studies orcid

Dag Retsö - Stockholm University, Department of Economic History and International Relations orcid

Ulrica Söderlind - Umeå University, Department of Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science orcid

Anders Moberg - Stockholm University, Department of Physical Geography orcid

Description

The database contains a large number of contemporary descriptions for the period 1500–1870 from various types of documents — direct observations in diaries, administrative notes on activities that have been affected by weather conditions, letter collections, newspaper articles, etc. — of weather conditions in Sweden within current borders.


** Database file structure and content:

The database is collected in a spreadsheet (xlsx). The same information is also presented in a semicolon-separated

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Data format / data structure

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Data collection

Time period(s) for data collection: 2006-01-01 — 2010-12-31

Time period(s) investigated

1500-04-12 — 1870-12-31

Published: 2021-02-01