This is an update of a previous post on The Value of ‘Citizen Science’. Click the link to read the original article.
A new citizen science project is helping scientists from the University of Washington uncover historic Arctic climate data. Citizen scientists are browsing digital versions of 19th century logbooks from ships that sailed from ports in the Pacific Northwest and California to explore the Arctic and chart Alaskan territories. The volunteers are transcribing data (that computers can’t decipher because it’s all hand-written) in order to help reveal past weather and climate patterns. Read more here: Volunteers use historic U.S. ship logbooks to uncover Arctic climate data.
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