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Monday, November 1, 2010

Very cool maritime project!

The citizen scientists over at Zooniverse have developed a project especially suited for Strait of Magellan readers. It's called "Old Weather", and it specifically entails culling through World War One era ship's logs for weather data. These transcriptions will contribute to climate model projections and improve a database of weather extremes. Historians will use your work to track past ship movements and the stories of the people on board. 

What could possibly be cooler for an armchair sailor or meteorologist than to be able to access real ship's logs and turn them into real usable data for climate modeling? 

Old Ship Weather Project

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