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Goal Help us uncover the story of Montreal's evolving climate.
Task Transcribing historical weather data from McGill's Observatory.
Where Online only

DRAW, which stands for 'Data Rescue: Archival and Weather', allows volunteers to participate in the transcription of historical weather logs captured at the McGill weather observatory since 1863. The weather information contained in these logs needs to be transcribed in a digital format in order to be used for scientific research. Your contribution will help atmospheric scientists develop a better understanding of how climate has been changing over the last hundred and fifty years of record-keeping.

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Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Per week
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time indoors
Type of Activity Exclusively online, At home
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Tags archival, archive, archives, climate change impacts, climate change monitoring, climate change public data, climate & meteorology, climate science, climate & weather, database, data rescue, historical records, mcgill, montreal, transcribe, transcribing, transcription, weather, weather data, weather observation, weather recordkeeping
Project Updated 10/18/2018