Among the numerous collections of paper-based documents preserved in the CDF Archive, one of them stands out for its scope and depth: the one belonging to the Meteorology area.
According to historical records, the meteorological station of the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) ―located near La Ratonera beach― was created in 1962 by André Brosset, the second director of the CDRS. Since then, and thanks to its instruments, a wide range of data has been compiled using a whole battery of formats, ranging from photocopies completed by hand in pencil to digital templates.
All this information makes up one of the most complete series of the Archive ―its continuity has not been broken so many times, unlike others―, one of the biggest (literally thousands of individual documents), and one of those that extends the most over time: practically since the start-up of the meteorological measuring devices.
Inventoried under the generic denomination of "Meteorological Reports", the collection has begun to be organized and analyzed, and a process of digitization of its holdings has begun for preservation reasons: a significant part of the documents were produced on poor quality paper and have been seriously affected by the climatic conditions (high humidity and temperature) typical of the Galapagos.
Aa.Vv. [Meteorological reports]. [Report]. [N.d.] : Aa.Vv., [n.d.]. [N.d.] : [n.d.] : [n.d.]. DDC 551. Well preserved.
Text & picture: Edgardo Civallero (email@example.com).
Publication date: 1 October 2023
Last update: 1 October 2023