Terms of use


The digital collection DWDbib of the German Meteorological Library of the German Weather Service presents digital copies or digitized publications from the DWD or its predecessor institutions. The predecessor institutions or legal predecessors include the Prussian Meteorological Institute, the Reich Weather Service and the Meteorological Service of the GDR as well as all institutions that have been merged there.

§ 1 Permitted Uses and Proprietary Rights

1.1 The use of the text content of the digital collection is based on the respective license that is specified for each digital copy in the bibliography section under the terms of use. The digital copies can be used free of charge.

The usage licenses used are:

Logo of Creative Commons licence Public Domain Public Domain
Logo of Creative Commons licence BY CC-BY 4.0 - Attribution, 4.0 International
Logo of Creative Commons licence BY-NC CC-BY-NC 4.0 - Attribution, non-commercial, 4.0 International
Logo of Creative Commons licence BY-NC-ND CC-BY-ND-ND 4.0 - Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives, 4.0 International
Logo of Creative Commons licence In Copyright Restricted Use Rights

1.2 The specified license applies to the Content, unless another license is expressly specified, including but not limited to graphic elements. The authors and publishing institutions are responsible for observing image rights and other copyright conditions.

1.3 The media/content marked only for internal use in the DWD may not be passed on to external users or requires prior approval.

§ 2 Quellenangabe

When using our digitized material, please provide the following information:

  • Title and, if applicable, author and/or issuing institution of the publication
  • Author (copy or link of the name)
  • Source (print or link to publication in DWDbib)
  • License (copy or link to the license URL)
  • Editing (if done) indicator: What was changed?

The source information for the individual publications (title view, item Conditions of Use) can serve as a guide. However, the exact indication of the source when using our digital copies should always be checked individually or, if necessary, adjusted according to the previous information.

Copyright © 2023 Max Mustermann; Willi Winter . Published by Deutscher Wetterdienst. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY-NC 4.0).