Classification Numbers for December 2015

October 2015 is complete! Citizen scientists made 10,033 classifications.  Read More…

Most Uncertain Storm Images

One of the great things about crowd sourcing is that we have the luxury of using numerous classifications to determine an answer for one image.  The responses of 15 citizen scientists is much more powerful than a response from one person, even if that person is an expert.

We have gone through every single storm image on Cyclone Center that has been classified by at least 10 citizen scientists.  All classifications were used to determine the variance of the image – or, how similar one classification was to the others.  Ambiguous cloud patterns will have a higher variance than one with a clear eye, for example.

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Classification Numbers for November 2015

October 2015 is complete! Citizen scientists made 6265 classifications.  Read More…

Classification Numbers for October 2015

October 2015 is complete! Citizen scientists made 10,087 classifications.  Read More…

TCOTD – Typhoon Ward – Oct. 20

October 20
1995 WARD 140 knots in the Western North Pacific
1995287N08163.WARD.1995.10.20.0000.28.GMS-5.097.hursat-b1.v05

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TCOTD – Hurricane Wilma – Oct. 19

October 19
2005 WILMA 160 knots in the North Atlantic
2005289N18282.WILMA.2005.10.19.0600.63.GOE-10.132.hursat-b1.v05

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TCOTD – Hurricane Rick – Oct. 18

October 18
2009 RICK 155 knots in the Eastern Pacific
2009288N07267.RICK.2009.10.18.0600.56.GOE-10.136.hursat-b1.v05
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TCOTD – Typhoon Ivan – Oct. 17

October 17
1997 IVAN 160 knots in the Western North Pacific
1997283N07177.IVAN.1997.10.17.0600.20.GMS-5.101.hursat-b1.v05
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TCOTD – Typhoon Joan- Oct. 16

October 16
1997 JOAN 125 knots in the Western North Pacific
1997284N04179.JOAN.1997.10.16.2100.22.GMS-5.093.hursat-b1.v05

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TCOTD – Typhoon Dot- Oct. 15

October 15
1985 DOT 125 knots in the Western North Pacific

1985284N05159.DOT.1985.10.15.0900.16.GMS-3.086.hursat-b1.v05
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