Old Weather

Elizabeth Little
Citizen Science Project
I participated in a project called Old Weather that is a part of Zooniverse and their goal is to use transcriptions of mid-19th century ships’ logs in order to improve the knowledge of past environmental conditions. I helped by transcribing and annotating the logs. I chose this project because I have always been interested in the 19th century and their ways of life, these logs allowed me to see what has happened through the eyes of the recorder. I hope that the organization will be able to use this information, no matter how small it may be, to help sailors understand and predict future weather patterns.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s