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Volunteers Use Historic U.S. Ship Logbooks to Uncover Arctic Climate Data
March 28, 2013
Citizen scientists are transcribing millions of atmospheric and sea-ice observations collected over time from U.S. ships that spent time in the Arctic. The data can help modern computers reconstruct historic arctic weather patterns.
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