Find more projects

Old Weather

Main Project Information
Goal Help scientists create accurate climate models.
Task Transcribe 19th century weather logs from U.S. ships.
Where Online only

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!

Social Media
Required Gear


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
Class Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags arctic, boat, boats, climate, history, old, sea ice, ship, ships, weather, zooniverse
Project Updated 05/23/2018