By Patrick Seale
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In addition, many other sources of information can be exploited, though converting them into normalized series presents its own set of problems. There are ships’ log books which record wind speeds and directions, as well as a multitude of other kinds of individual records made for professional reasons (for example, by military officers, shipping companies, botanic gardens) or simply out of curiosity. 2 Chronicle mentions of unusual or extreme weather events start to become voluminous in the fourteenth century (Alexandre, 1987).
This, however, is the only way to measure mathematically what portion of the change they have detected comes from climatic variations. The need for nearby weather records also presents particular problems for Mediterranean research, for while there are many such weather records around the northern shores of the Mediterranean, around the southern shores they are rare, save in Tunisia, the Nile valley, Israel, and Cyprus. 1 and 58–86) which present interesting questions especially for eastern regions from the early Holocene through the Bronze Age.
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