New Galaxy Zoo Project Crowd-sources Old Climate Data


The newest citizen science project from the [Galaxy Zoo team ][3]lets the public travel back in time and join the crews of over 280 different World War I royal navy warships. While an engaging historical journey, the project will help scientists better understand the climate of the past. There are gaps in weather and climate data records, particularly before 1920, prior to when weather station observations were accurately recorded. But old naval ships routinely recorded the weather they encountered – marking down temperatures and conditions even while in battle. The information in many of these weather logbooks has not been utilized – until now, as the [“Old Weather”][4] project has made its debut as the newest way for the public to contribute in scientific research. (…) Read the rest of [New Galaxy Zoo Project Crowd-sources Old Climate Data][5] (543 words)

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