Great Britain seeks volunteers to digitize weather archive over the past 200 years

In the UK, they are looking for volunteers to digitize the weather archive over the past 200 years. This was written by the BBC with reference to the UK Meteorological Service.

The Rain Rescue Project is looking for volunteers to digitize a huge handwritten archive of weather changes throughout the UK. This archive contains data for the last 200 years.

At the same time, volunteers will not have to sit in the archives with documents – representatives of the Meteorological Service have already scanned all the necessary documents, or more than 65 thousand sheets. Now they need help transferring this data to special tables.

Each of the 65 thousand scanned sheets contains monthly precipitation for a specific decade at a particular station. In total, the archive has about three to five million data sets. Filling out 30 or 40 columns with weather data will take the volunteer only an hour, according to the Meteorological Service, while the organization’s employees will generally save years of work.

In the future, this will allow scientists to fully analyze how the weather has changed over the past 200 years in the country, and what weather conditions precede massive droughts or floods.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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