Old Weather: Citizen Scientists

Old Weather: Citizen Scientists


In order to understand what the weather will
be like in the future, we need to understand what it was like in the past. Hi, I’m Dr. Kevin Wood, and I’m the lead investigator
for the Old Weather Arctic project. With the help of people like you, we’re turning old
weather into new science. By studying ships’ logs dating back to the
19th century, we can find all sorts of weather data that we can plug into computer models
and improve our climate projections. Many of these logs are from ships that patrolled
the Arctic, which is of particular interest, since it plays an important role in the Earth’s
climate system. But we need your help to collect the data
from the thousands of pages of logs. By using historical data like these ships’
logs and incorporating it into computer models, we can begin to paint a more complete picture
of our climate’s history – and future. For more information, and to get involved,
visit oldweather.org

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