The foundation of the old mountain meteorological station Milesovka (Donnersberg) in western Bohemia and its operation since 1904 is described with special reference to its unique location in central Europe. The data presented might serve as important documentation of the intense industrialization of the surrounding region during the past 80 years.

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*Institute of Physics of the Atmosphere, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha, Czech Republic

+Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, and Cloud and Aerosol Sciences Laboratory, University of Missouri—Rolla, Rolla, Missouri