Phys .org: Database helps put Canadian tornadoes on the map . “While approximately 60 tornadoes are confirmed in Canada each year, the actual number is closer to 230. Collecting data from these events will help researchers understand their frequency and severity, as well as their connection to global climate change. Capturing that information is the inspiration behind the Northern Tornadoes Project Open Data site, launched by Western Libraries this week.”
CBS Miami: Social Media Becomes Growing Tool For Meteorologists Sharing Important Hurricane Forecasts, Updates. “Communicating before and during a storm is imperative for hurricane forecasters and meteorologists. Social media has become an integral tool in getting out information quickly and efficiently.”
Phys .org: New website for tracking marine heatwaves. “In order to better understand the impacts to the ocean, Dr. [Eric] Oliver co-organizes an international working group to observe marine heatwaves through an interactive website. The website allows users to click on any location in the global ocean and see the history of marine heatwaves from current day back to 1982.”
NASA: InSight Is the Newest Mars Weather Service. “No matter how cold your winter has been, it’s probably not as chilly as Mars. Check for yourself: Starting today, the public can get a daily weather report from NASA’s InSight lander.” Big thanks to Matt S. for the heads-up.
British Science Week: Our partnership for 2019: Operation Weather Rescue. “This year, our Zooniverse citizen science partnership is with Operation Weather Rescue. They’re a team of researchers who are working tirelessly to digitize old weather records. Their project utilises the tried and tested method of people power; drawing on invaluable help from members of the public by asking them to enter pieces of historical weather information into their database. For British Science Week, we have identified two decades of important historical weather data that has never been digitised – and we need your help to rectify this.”
CBR: IBM Weather Forecasting Crowd Sources Data Via Phones and Planes. “The Weather Company, a subsidiary of IBM, has unveiled the Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting System (GRAF) which will provide hourly-updated weather forecasts with a high degree of accuracy. GRAF will gather data in a crowd source manner from millions of devices and sensors worldwide to build a dataset of constantly updating weather informatics.”
Weather .com: Our Meteorologists’ Favorite Weather Websites. “We all have our favorite websites either for getting work done, reading news, or enjoying a hobby. You may wonder what the go-to weather websites are for our meteorologists.” Short list but decent annotations.