As I was missing my years long stint as a co-operative weather observer I was looking for a good citizen science project, one that is quick and simple and most of all meaningful. Why did I leave the weather observing behind? I had to move. Nowadays I am traveling around the region much more than I historically had and encounter a great variety of habitats so this looks to be right up my alley as they say.
I am considering contacting the weather service to see if I can resume observations at my new location, since they have to supply the equipment (because these are “official” measurements), I’m not sure that will be possible. Hopefully GLOBE will fill the void.
If you would like to participate in citizen science this is one way to do it.
I am all signed up and ready to go. The set up process was quick and simple. The app has the appearance of being well thought-out and easy to use. I will post a few updates as I get used to the system.
This from the GLOBE site: GLOBE Observer is an international network of citizen scientists and scientists working together to learn more about our shared environment and changing climate. To participate, just download the GLOBE Observer app and submit regular observations.
The GLOBE Observer Program currently accepts observations of Clouds, Mosquito Habitats, and Land Cover with planned expansion to other types of data in the future. Read the rest at GLOBE Observer