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Volunteers Use Historic U.S. Ship Logbooks to Uncover Arctic Climate Data

March 28, 2013

log entry of the U.S.S. Bear from June 22, 1884 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. Full Story

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