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Crowdsourcing Old Weather Records Means More Data for Research

Crowdsourcing Old Weather Records Means More Data for Research


A citizen scientist program now in its sixth year, Old Weather asks volunteers to transcribe weather data from 19th century ship logs. The latest project in Old Weather, whaling.oldweather.org, allows you to join a whaling vessel and recover crucial climate data about the Arctic, its weather and sea ice. These data sets are then used to better inform scientific analysis of Earth’s climate and climate change.

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