Classification Numbers for July 2015

July 2015 was another great month. Citizen scientists made 17,751 classifications. This month, something happened for the first time since October 2014! Someone Read More…

How do I get started on CycloneCenter?

Images on CycloneCenter may seem overwhelming at first. To help you out, we have tutorials, an overview of the imagery,and plenty of descriptive help with each question when classifying (just scroll down when making a classification).

Also, be sure and log into (or create an account on) cyclonecenter.org. This helps in so many ways. It makes sure each of your sessions is counted as you. It helps us understand you better. Each citizen scientist has different tendencies when answering questions and knowing your selections better helps us find consensus amongst the thousands of scientists already providing input. So please log in.

But when it comes to the questions, however, I tend to like flowcharts and while I was answering a question on the talk forum a while back, I came up with a decision tree that might help you out.

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Classification Numbers for June 2015

June 2015 was one our most successful months. Citizen scientists made 20,769 classifications.

Given our hugely successful month, I have Read More…

Multiple Typhoons in the Western Pacific

Three Typhoons head west toward Asia. The following images were created from the newly operational Japanese satellite, Himawari-8. It has many channels, and with three at visible wavelengths, we can create wonderful true color images.

3 Typhoons head west

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One of the Best Months (so far) for CycloneCenter

What a month June 2015 has been so far! We have hit 18,696 classifications through June 21st and that puts the month as the Read More…

El Nino on the Rise? The Fate of the Hurricane Season Awaits

Today (June 1) marks the beginning of the hurricane “season” in the North Atlantic ocean, in which the ocean and atmospheric conditions are generally the most favorable for creating tropical storms.  There is always a little bit of curiosity as to how active the year will be and many groups now produce seasonal forecasts of activity (something we have discussed here in the past).  Most forecasts for this year predict a less active season because of the potential development of El Nino.

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CycloneCenter Participation for March&April 2015

Welcome to May. The following summarizes two recent months (since I missed doing this report last month). March and April were relatively good months. Read More…

Refocusing CycloneCenter on the year 2005

We are refocusing our efforts on a smaller number of targeted storms. Our current target is to complete all images for the 2005 tropical cyclone season.  Read More…

CycloneCenter Participation for February 2015

Welcome to March. With another month under our belt and another milestone reached, CycloneCenter had a really good month.

Sea-breeze storms over Florida and Cuba

Sea-breeze storms over Florida and Cuba

This month we had Read More…

400,000 Classification Milestone!

milestoneCycloneCenter.org reached a milestone February 15th: its 400,000th classification! Provided by Read More…

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