I think you can buy extracts from the journals from the Australian National Library. Have a look here.
Thousands of Royal Navy records that have survived from the 17th century, ranging from Nelson's Victory and the Endeavour down to the humblest frigate, have emerged as one of the world's best sources for long-term weather data.
The discovery has been made by a group of British academics and Meteorological Office scientists who were seeking new ways to plot historic changes in the climate.
"This is a treasure trove," said Sam Willis, a maritime historian and author who is affiliated with Exeter University's Centre for Maritime Historical Studies.
"Ships' officers recorded air pressure, wind strength, air and sea temperature, and other weather conditions," Dr Willis said. "From those records scientists can build a detailed picture of past weather and climate."
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
James Cook's journals might put the kybosh on AGW belief