Back in April I noticed this but did not post an article
Many people have wandered through the wonderland Martin created during the early years of the world wide web. His painstaking construction of an annotated weather timeline from ancient times up to today.
Booty Meteorological Information Source
IMPORTANT: Some elements on this web site will continue to be maintained as long as I am able – mainly the West Moors local weather data: however, the ‘Weather in History’ section will have to be ‘frozen’ now as I can no longer access the ‘raw data’ to add-to / amend the entries. However, I’m pleased to report that the British Library have offered to archive the entire site (with the ‘Weather in History’ files embedded) and this will mean that the data will be available as long as that organisation is in being: the host web site is HERE: enter the search term ” Booty Meteorological ” into the text box to find the data.
Will The British Library archive well enough? Only time will tell.
He has invited taking a copy of items of private interest, not the same as copyright release.
I think it would be nice if someone younger stepped up and maintained without changing the flavour too much.
I decided to create a local copy of the Booty site (because I know how to) and make it available here for posterity.
Booty archive as zip (15MB)
Usage, unzip all the contents into a disk directory.
There are three entrances to the local site.
- I hand created a link page entrance-to-booty.html, click on that
- Navigate two levels down in the directory booty.org.uk
click on index.htm or index.html
In theory standard Windows XP onwards can work inside .zip archives so unzip might not be needed.
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