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CycloneCenter Participation for April 2014

This month, we are naming the monthly award for the top classifier as the “Baja award” in honor of our consistent participant baha23 and retiring the name in recognition of the consistent contribution to the project from the monthly stat board (so that others can also be recognized for their effort). Likewise, the overall project activity list is now the “Bretarn board” in honor of our longtime contributor, bretarn (who also was our 300,000th classification).

Question of the Month: What is the best time to classify storms? Do you classify during your downtime? Answer in the comments below.

For March 2014, we had 7,964 classifications of 364 storms from 254 citizen scientists.

Top 10 most active citizen scientists for April 2014.

Classifications Scientist
3386 baha23
611 peterthorne
576 bretarn
483 Atms345_kdg
464 skl6284
228 tdw1203
180 TheNerd
141 shocko61
131 WIDEnet
79 andrewlania

Baja Award: 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
Mar 2014 4610 baha23
Apr 2014 611 peterthorne

The Bretarn Board: Most active citizen scientists overall.

Classifications Scientist
22,582 bretarn
21,907 baha23
10,690 shocko61
5006 astroboyOW
4544 peterthorne
3988 chrisotahal
3471 cch001
3172 tpatch
3030 skl6284
2711 velthove

Postscript

Did you notice that peterthorne moved up a spot on the all time list. It turns out that work travel is a great time to classify storms. So why not use Airport wifi to classify storms while waiting in the airport??

Also, what do you think of the Baja award?

CycloneCenter Participation for March 2014

March 2014 saw the most monthly classifications since March 2013!! Also, Citizen Scientist baha23 set an all time record with 4610 classifications in a month.

We reached a milestone of 300,000+ classifications on March 10th! We’ll have a highlight of the classifier who made that classification soon.

One table that doesn’t change much is the top 10 all time classifiers. But this month, we have a new citizen scientist on that list: skl6284, who moved into 9th place.  However, FrederikeLisanne could move onto the all time leaderboard with more months of 700+ classifications.

This month was very active. Calbeam had 243 classifications which would have been 4th place in January but is only 10th this month!

For March 2014, we had 15,666 classifications of 531 storms from 638 citizen scientists.

Top 10 most active citizen scientists for March 2014.

Classifications Scientist
4610 baha23
993 bretarn
984 skl6284
798 FrederikeLisanne
588 dmorsebell
362 fulikalter
348 librarianholly
337 albaminds
294 kaireky
243 Calbeam

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
Mar 2014 4610 baha23

Most active citizen scientists overall.

Classifications Scientist
22,582  bretarn
18,532  baha23
10,549  shocko61
5006  astroboyOW
3988  chrisotahal
3933  peterthorne
3470  cch001
3172  tpatch
2796 skl6284
2701 velthove

Postscript

Why was this monthly update so late? We receive weekly deliveries of data on Sundays, so we had to wait until Monday April 7th to complete the summary for March. Thanks for your patience.

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

CycloneCenter Participation for January 2014

January saw more classifications than December, largely due to a resurgence of active classifiers. This month, baha23 stepped up and accomplished a whopping 3000+ classifications to lead the pack by a wide margin. There were also some surprises in the active user list. In September 2012, Atomic7732 was our top classifier in our first month, but had been relatively quiet since. In January, Atomic7732 returned to cyclone center and barely missed the top 10 by only 4 classifications!

January also saw four first-time top tenners: jasony23, sfrudy, user:”205400″, and Gemmabeta. Congratulations to all of you.

Also, for the monthly leaders, baha23 moved into 2nd place having been the monthly leader 3 times. baha23 is only 1 month behind bretarn, who has 4 months atop the monthly leader board.

We are grateful to both our longtime consistent scientists – like baha23 and bretarn – and are also very excited about new scientists like sfrudy and Gemmabeta.

For January 2014, we had 10,523 classifications of 87 storms from 651 citizen scientists.

Top 10 most active citizen scientists for January 2014.

Classifications Scientist
3064 baha23
712 bretarn
305 velthove
196 peterthorne
193 tdw1203
169 sfrudy
165 205400
135 Gemmabeta
129 jasony23
118  Atms345_KJD

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

Most active citizen scientists overall.

Classifications Scientist
20767  bretarn
10227  shocko61
9536  baha23
5006  astroboyOW
3988  chrisotahal
3876  peterthorne
3426  cch001
3122  tpatch
2574  velthove
1879  tdw1203

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

CycloneCenter Participation for December 2013

We’ve been looking at lots of numbers lately. In particular, we are preparing a paper for submission to a peer-reviewed journal and we are impressed by the performance of the classifications from you – the citizen scientists – and the amount of work accomplished since we started in September 2012. So we’d like to take a moment to recognize the citizen scientists that have helped us become a successful science project.

For December 2013, we had 5815 classifications of 93 storms from 208 citizen scientists.

Top 10 most active citizen scientists for December 2013.

Classifications Scientist
500 Atms345_ssc
471 velthove
436 Atms345_TLC
397 DALLUIN
361 Racer512
283 bretarn
235 peterthorne
193 Atms345_KJD
137 pritcht
128 TheEpicPrimius123

Most active citizen scientists each month.

Month Classifications Scientist
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

Most active citizen scientists overall.

Classifications Scientist
20084  bretarn
10110  shocko61
6472  baha23
5006  astroboyOW
3988  chrisotahal
3697  peterthorne
3397  cch001
3119  tpatch
2303  velthove
1689  tdw1203

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

CycloneCenter active all year long

Even though the 2012  Atlantic Hurricane season has passed, CycloneCenter is still up and running, and is making progress through not only classifications on the website, but also promoting awareness to the public as well.

Last week members of the CycloneCenter science team attended the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston, Massachusetts. There we got to engage with members of the science community, as well as the media. As a result, CycloneCenter has appeared in many different articles on websites, including Discovery News, Seattle Times, and even the French Embassy! It’s great to see that the media is focusing on citizen science. Without you, our efforts would not be possible!

In addition, we have recently passed the 150,000 classification mark! We once again thank you for your participation, and want to remind you to keep on classifying!

First Major Milestone: 100,000 Classifications

It has only been a few weeks since Cyclone Center began, and we have already reached 100,000 classifications! We want to extend our thanks to all the users who have helped us reach this milestone in such a quick fashion! Without you, it would take a team of scientists years to classify a 100,000 images. The fact that we have achieved this goal in under two months is truly outstanding!

But of course we aren’t finished yet! Soon we will have enough classifications to analyze tropical cyclones on a global scale. Your clicks will get us there closer, so keep on classifying!

www.cyclonecenter.org

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