Archive by Author | K Knapp

Examples of typical scene types

One question that we receive from time to time was recently asked on our talk page. Zeddidiah asked

I need many good examples of storms with proper classifications to view so I might tune my eyes to this task. Is there a catalog of classified storms available? I found the tutorial to be very incomplete

The following is our best effort to produce these helpful images. Read More…

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CycloneCenter is generating interest!

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Screen capture from the AMS Monthly Weather Review site showing our paper as the 5th most read article this year.

The paper describing results from CycloneCenter.org is generating lots of interest. This month, the paper appears as Read More…

Timeline: How we got here …

Timeline: How we got here…

How an idea became a dataset, which led to a citizen science project.

The road to this point – having nearly 300,000 image being analyzed by hundreds of helpers – was a long one. This was not foreseen when it all began. Read More…

Why Cyclone Center is the CrockPot of citizen science projects

Much like North Carolina-style barbecue , our project is slow-roasted and prepared for greatness. Read More…

Cyclone September – You are getting it done!

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Typhoon Seth – One of the images completed this month.

Well, we are 22 days into Cyclone September  and already it has accomplished much.

So far the month has already completed lots of cyclone images. Here’s what we completed so far Read More…

Cyclone Center Paper published

A paper on Cyclone Center has been published in the American Meteorological Society’s Monthly Weather Review Journal. It will appear in print in the October issue and is also available online. This blog post is Read More…

The calm before the storm

It has been a quiet summer here in Asheville and on CycloneCenter.org. We tend to have fewer classifications in the summer, likely due to all those vacations that you’re taking.

As you come back from break, though, don’t forget to classify some storm images. We recently had a paper accepted for publication in a scientific journal (more on that in later posts) and we’re planning some big things for our fourth birthday. So check out the recent stats and go make some classifications!

Classification Numbers for February 2016

February 2016  was one of our most successful months so far! Citizen scientists made 15,858 classifications! Read More…

Classification Numbers for December 2015

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

Classification Numbers for November 2015

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