Mining the maritime past for clues to climate's future
Researchers collect data with a mashup of 19th century ship records and 21st century crowdsourcing
By Marissa Cevallos, 12:53 PM November 8, 2010
Climate scientists need your help — not by sending up weather balloons or drilling ice cores in Antarctica, but by turning on your computer.
Researchers are using crowdsourcing to digitize reams of historical weather data, filling gaps in existing 20th century records and extending their coverage back in time to the period before the Industrial Revolution.
Anyone with an Internet connection can help scientists read the century-old logbooks where ship hands on British naval vessels scrawle...
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