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Wanted, hurricane project Volunteers to assess archived images PDF Print E-mail
Experts - Glenn Letham
Written by glenn   
05 October 2012

Climate scientists need your help classifying over 30 years of tropical cyclone satellite imagery – enter the Cyclone Center.

  Using an innovative, specially designed website, the crowd will will guide users through a process to analyze a specific hurricane image and answer questions, using a simplified technique for estimating the maximum surface wind speed of tropical cyclones.

About the effort… CycloneCenter.org is a web-based interface that enables the public to help analyze the intensities of past tropical cyclones around the globe. The global intensity record contains uncertainties caused by differences in analysis procedures around the world and through time. Patterns in storm imagery are best recognized by the human eye, so scientists are enlisting the public. Interested volunteers will be shown one of nearly 300,000 satellite images.

They will answer questions about that image as part of a simplified technique for estimating the maximum surface wind speed of tropical cyclones

 

Get started at http://www.cyclonecenter.org

Source: Uploaded by user via Glenn on Pinterest

 


Last Updated ( 17 October 2012 )
 
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