Old Weather – A peak into the logs of the past.

Lateley I’ve been getting into looking at ships logs at Old Weather; a project run by Zooniverse who have also brought us such delights as Galaxy Zoo and The Milky Way Project.

Transcribing is as easy as dragging the magnifier and typing.

The fun of Old Weather lies in transcribing old ships logs (circa 1912 – 1945)  which in turn is allowing scientists to analyse the weather data. It’s not as boring as it sounds however; it gives a unique insight into the day to day runnings of the ships and occasionally one might come across a battle.

Take a look at this log of one ship’s role in the battle at the Faulklands.

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