400,000 Classification Milestone!

milestoneCycloneCenter.org reached a milestone February 15th: its 400,000th classification! Provided by baha23, it was an embedded center classification of Typhoon Zack.


Typhoon Zack: Our 400,000th classification.

Typhoon Zack: Our 400,000th classification.

In the intervening time since our launch, we have presented at numerous science conferences around the country and even internationally. The work has resulted in its first peer reviewed publication. We’re preparing more papers and results. So far we’ve learned that the citizen scientist classifications are very good. We’ve found new partners and are surprised by our citizen scientists who classify more images than we thought any human could classify.

So, thank you, to all citizen scientists who have contributed! We will keep you informed as we continue to learn more about tropical cyclones from your work.

More information on Typhoon Zack is available here.

Help us get to 500,000 even faster by classifying storms at www.CycloneCenter.org


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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