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IDENTIFICATION

Participant's homepage
Start date :
  • Beta start date : N/A
  • End date : Still open.
Subject

Description 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. oldweather.org Purpose The Old Weather project isn't about proving or disproving global warming. We need to collect as much historical data as we can over the oceans, because if we wish to understand what the weather will do in the future, then we need to understand what the weather was doing in the past. Why scientists need you (retrieved 7/2013) ? Research question

TEAM

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Project team page http://www.oldweather.org/team Leader: Philip Brohan, Climate Scientist, Met Office (UK's national weather service) Institution: Partner institutions: Contact:

USER TASKS

CONTRIBUTION TYPE: data analysis
PARTICIPATION TYPOLOGY: distributed intelligence


GAMING GENRE NONE
GAMING ELEMENTS: Achievements

COMPUTING
THINKING
SENSING
GAMING

Tasks description

Interaction with objects

Interface

  • Data type to manipulate: pictures, text
  • interface enjoyment:
  • Interface usability:

GUIDANCE

GUIDANCE
  • Tutorial:
  • Peer to peer guidance: Somewhat
  • Training sequence: Somewhat
FEEDBACK ON
  • Individual performance:
  • Collective performance:
  • Research progress: Somewhat

Feedback and guidance description

COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY TOOLS
  • Communication: blog, newsletter, forum
  • Social Network: N/A
  • Member profiles:: N/A
  • Member profile elements: photo, pseudo
NEWS & EVENTS
  • Main news site:
  • Frequency of project news updates: N/A
  • Type of events:
  • Frequency of events :

Community description

  • Community size (volounteers based) 525
  • Role:
  • Interaction form:
  • Has official community manager(s): maybe
  • Has team work N/A
  • Other: Member profiles are managed through the Zooinverse portal. However, forum accounts are managed locally by each project.
  • Community led additions:


Other information

1 PROJECT

Url:http://www.oldweather.org/
Start date:
End date: Still open
Infrastructure: Zooniverse

2 TEAM

Official team page:http://www.oldweather.org/team
Leader: Philip Brohan, Climate Scientist, Met Office (UK's national weather service)




3 PROJECT DEFINITION


3.1 Subject

Natural sciences > (environment/climate)

3.2 Description

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. oldweather.org

3.3 Purpose.

The Old Weather project isn't about proving or disproving global warming. We need to collect as much historical data as we can over the oceans, because if we wish to understand what the weather will do in the future, then we need to understand what the weather was doing in the past. Why scientists need you (retrieved 7/2013)

3.4 .

4 ABOUT PARTICIPANT TASKS


4.1 .

4.2 .

Grey typology Participation typology Contribution type:
Computing: NO Thinking: YES
Sensing: NO Gaming: NO
Crowdsourcing Distributed intelligence
Participatory science Extreme citizen science
Science outreach
Data collection
Data analysis
Data interpretation --------
Gaming
Genre: Gaming elements: achievements
Interface
Data type to manipulate: pictures, text interface enjoyment:
Interface usability:
Member profiles::N/A
Member profile elements: photo, pseudo


5 ABOUT GUIDANCE AND FEEDBACK


Guidance Feedback on
Tutorial and documentation: YES
Training sequence: SOMEWHAT
Peer to peer guidance: SOMEWHAT
individual performance: YES
collective performance: YES
research progress: YES

5.1 .

6 COMMUNITY


Tools News & Events

Communication: blog, newsletter, forum
Social Network: N/A

Main news site:
Frequency of project news updates: N/A
Type of events:
Frequency of events :

Community description

Community size (volounteers based): 525
Role: Interaction form:
Has official community manager(s): maybe
Has team work N/A

Other information about community: Member profiles are managed through the Zooinverse portal. However, forum accounts are managed locally by each project.
Community led additions:

7 OTHER PROJECT INFORMATION




Oldweather.png Yes [[has completion level::High]

http://www.oldweather.org/team



Yes

Natural sciences environment/climate The Old Weather project isn't about proving or disproving global warming. We need to collect as much historical data as we can over the oceans, because if we wish to understand what the weather will do in the future, then we need to understand what the weather was doing in the past. Why scientists need you (retrieved 7/2013)


Old Weather: Our Weather’s Past, the Climate’s Future

data analysis

distributed intelligence pictures, text, other: Thinking: yes Computing: no Sensing: no Gaming: no achievements



yes N/A strong yes yes yes

N/A photo, pseudo maybe blog, newsletter, forum N/A


525 N/A Member profiles are managed through the Zooinverse portal. However, forum accounts are managed locally by each project.


N/A


High



Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Facts about "Old weather"
Has Haklay typology leveldistributed intelligence +
Has citizen science subject areaenvironment/climate +
Has collective performance feedbackyes +
Has community managementMember profiles are managed through the Zooinverse portal. However, forum accounts are managed locally by each project. +
Has community managermaybe +
Has community toolsBlog +, Newsletter + and Forum +
Has completion levelHigh +
Has data types to manipulatepictures + and text +
Has gaming elementsachievements +
Has individual performance feedbackyes +
Has infrastructureZooniverse +
Has member profile elementsphoto + and pseudo +
Has member profilesN/A +
Has number of forum members525 +
Has participant contribution typedata analysis +
Has peer to peer guidanceN/A +
Has project access URLhttp://www.oldweather.org/ +
Has project descriptionHelp scientists recover Arctic and worldwi
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. oldweather.org
http://www.oldweather.org/ oldweather.org] +
Has project nameOld Weather: Our Weather’s Past, the Climate’s Future +
Has project news updatesN/A +
Has project purposeThe Old Weather project isn't about provin
The Old Weather project isn't about proving or disproving global warming. We need to collect as much historical data as we can over the oceans, because if we wish to understand what the weather will do in the future, then we need to understand what the weather was doing in the past. Why scientists need you (retrieved 7/2013)
hy scientists need you] (retrieved 7/2013) +
Has research progress feedbackyes +
Has screenshotOldweather.png +
Has social software sitesN/A +
Has subject areaNatural sciences +
Has team leaderPhilip Brohan, Climate Scientist, Met Office (UK's national weather service) +
Has team linkhttp://www.oldweather.org/team +
Has team workN/A +
Has training sequencestrong +
Has tutorials and documentationyes +
Has volonteer computingno +
Has volonteer gamingno +
Has volonteer sensingno +
Has volonteer thinkingyes +
Is opentrue +
Last editionSeptember 9, 2013 +