|Goal||Help scientists create accurate climate models.|
|Task||Transcribe 19th century weather logs from U.S. ships.|
Help scientists recover Arctic and worldwide weather observations made by United States’ ships since the mid-19th century.
These transcriptions will contribute to climate model projections and will improve our knowledge of past environmental conditions. Historians will use your work to track past ship movements and tell the stories of the people on board.
|How to Join||
Sign up for a free Zooniverse account to access the database and begin browsing through the archives to transcribe data!
|Ideal Age Group||Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families|
|Spend the Time||indoors|
|Type of Activity||Exclusively online, At home|
|Tags||arctic, boat, boats, climate, history, old, sea ice, ship, ships, weather, zooniverse|
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Sail the seven seas and trap yourself in Arctic ice for years. This project is scientific, has great history, and in the forum a magnificent library, and wonderful fellow volunteers. A highly rewarding project. I've been with OW for 5 years and they have been super. :) I'd encourage anyone to try it out. :) We are changing our database system just now, OldWeather Whaling is easy to access and also lots of fun :)
Addie Ziegler 01/11/2016
yvonnegreene43 12/15/20161. Researching past climate conditions form 19 century weather logs2. Create a data chart with past data, present data, and model projections for our future.3. Research why climatic changes occur and the effect on wildlife and different species in the region
pamela 12/15/2016It engages students and helps to analyze and evaluate old data. Great for students who love history!
pollack 12/15/2016Not exceptional.
Debra (sunny) Turner 12/15/20161. Have students research century old weather2. Create a chart depicting the changes in the weather over a century of time.3. Why have the changes taken place.4. Research how wildlife is impacted and how they have adapted to the changes5. prediction of future weather conditions
lunarangelcm 12/15/2016It seems very interesting to get a taste of history while helping out with science. It is a great combination.
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