Archive | November 2017

Welcome New Tropical Cyclone Classifiers!

Maybe you are here from a Zooniverse email, or maybe you found us some other way.  Thanks for stopping by and helping us do science!  Here’s some quick tips and advice to help you get comfortable classifying cyclones.

  1. Do the tutorial and use the field guide.  Our project can be a little more overwhelming than some others because it is sometimes hard to know what to choose.  Each question has “help” close by – just scroll down to find it!
  2. Don’t be afraid to be wrong.  Early on you might be worried that you will choose the wrong picture and screw up the science.  It’s fine!  You are one of many people looking at an image and we’ll account for choices that might not be the best.  It’s how crowd sourcing works.
  3. Ask questions in “Talk”.  Use the forum to communicate with us and ask us questions about storms that you are classifying.  We’ll get back to you usually very quickly but always within a day or two.  We like to hear from our classifiers!
  4. Know that every classification you do is helping us.  EVERY click is important!  As you complete more images your responses will become even more valuable as you gain experience.  We have a lot to do and we appreciate your contributions.

That will get you started and hopefully keep you going.  Again, please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions or advice on particular images and patterns.  Thanks for participating!

-Chris

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