M.25 log book, courtesy of Naval-History.net
Update: Old Weather and Naval History
The Old Weather Citizen Science project continues to collect historical air pressure, wind speed, temperature and other atmospheric information from ships' logs in an attempt to better understand historical weather patterns worldwide. Now the Naval-History.net project wants to take advantage of this information gathered by citizen scientists to study the history of each ship, as told in their logs.
Naval-History.net archivist Gordon Smith is leading the process of converting the events records the Old Weather project has collected into ship histories. These ship histories include all the transcribed events day-by-day, and allow everybody to follow the actions of the ships as described in each log's "terse but fascinating style." To date information about the Acacia, Cochrane, Eskimo, Goliath, M.25, Saxon, Warrego and another 50-odd ships have been converted into histories available on the Naval-History Web site.
- PRINCIPAL SCIENTIST: Gordon Smith
- SCIENTIST AFFILIATION: Naval-History.net
- DATES: Ongoing
- PROJECT TYPE: Data Processing
- COST: Free
- GRADE LEVEL: All Ages
- TIME COMMITMENT: Variable
- HOW TO JOIN:
No membership needed, simply visit the Naval-History.net site. Citizen scientists interested in participating in the Old Weather, should visit that project's Web site or contact project director Philip Brohan, firstname.lastname@example.org.