Mar 262020
 

At a loss to know what to do with your self-isolation time?

I saw this on the BBC News website and thought some of you may be interested in helping out:

BBC News article – rescue old rainfall records

You’re not required to rummage through old bound volumes; the Met Office has already scanned the necessary documents – all 65,000 sheets.

You simply have to visit a website, read the scribbled rainfall amounts and enter the numbers into a series of boxes.

Stay safe.

Alan E

 

 

 Posted by on 26 March 2020 at 4:55 pm

  3 Responses to “Help needed to rescue old UK rainfall records”

Comments (3)
  1. There are many other projects on the Zooniverse website that may also take your fancy.

  2. This is a brilliant idea Alan, I’ve tried it and its really easy to do and a great way to feel involved with something – some of their other projects include Herbarium translations which might be of interest to our Botanists, and there are many others covering all sorts of subjects . . . . let us know how you get on

  3. Thanks to everyone who’s been helping out.
    It seems there are lots of like minded people:

    BBC News – Self-isolation proves a boon to rainfall project
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52040825

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