CycloneCenter Participation for February 2014

February saw more classifications than January, which had more than December!! Your hard work has us on a trajectory of increasing classifications!

This month, you accomplished a huge feat: You helped retire Tropical Cyclone REWA! TC Rewa formed in the South Pacific on Dec. 26 1993 and didn’t dissipate until Jan. 23, 1994 (29 days in all). There were 224 satellite images. Thanks to you, all the images have been analyzed! As the data for REWA shows, it lasted a long time, had a confusing track and also had a bit of disagreement on how intense the system actually was. Your classifications will help reduce these differences in intensity! Great work!

This month, baha23 stepped up again and accomplished a whopping 3000+ classifications to again lead the pack by a wide margin. As hinted at last month, atomic7732 is active again and has now made the monthly top 10.

March will likely be our next milestone: 300,000 classifications! Please help us get there soon! Check back here in April to see who makes the 300,000th classification!

For February 2014, we had 12,102 classifications of 418 storms from 651 citizen scientists.

Top 10 most active citizen scientists for February 2014.

Classifications Scientist
3455 baha23
805 bretarn
277 tdw1203
244 kcamelio134
144 fulikalter
141 atomic7732
138 wysocki1
106 187860
105 veryjoyful
100 shocko61

Thanks for making CycloneCenter.org a success! I hope to see your user ID here next month!

Most active citizen scientists each month.

Month

Number

User

Sep 2012

658

atomic7732

Oct 2012

3667

chrisotahal

Nov 2012

3276

bretarn

Dec 2012

2747

bretarn

Jan 2013

2555

shocko61

Feb 2013

1714

shocko61

Mar 2013

1998

bretarn

Apr 2013

1474

ATMS103LGB

May 2013

1451

astroboyOW

Jun 2013

1084

bretarn

Jul 2013

976

Geeklette

Aug 2013

1051

skl6284

Sep 2013

431

tdw1203

Oct 2013

2733

baha23

Nov 2013

3737

baha23

Dec 2013

500

Atms345_ssc

Jan 2014

3064

baha23

Feb 2014

3455

baha23

 At this rate, I wonder if we should pull a “Wheel of Fortune.” In that TV Game show, people chose common letters so often that the studio started showing those by default (R, S, T, L, N, E). Perhaps we might start doing the same with baha23.

Most active citizen scientists overall.

Classifications Scientist
21554  bretarn
12991  baha23
10327  shocko61
5006  astroboyOW
3988  chrisotahal
3917  peterthorne
3430  cch001
3172  tpatch
2672  velthove
2104  tdw1203
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About K Knapp

I am a meteorologist at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. My research interests include using satellite data to observe hurricanes, clouds, and other climate variables. *******Disclaimer******* The opinions expressed in these blogs are mine only. They do not necessarily reflect the official views or policies of NOAA, Department of Commerce, or the US Government.

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