Archive | July 2015

How do I get started on CycloneCenter?

Images on CycloneCenter may seem overwhelming at first. To help you out, we have tutorials, an overview of the imagery,and plenty of descriptive help with each question when classifying (just scroll down when making a classification).

Also, be sure and log into (or create an account on) This helps in so many ways. It makes sure each of your sessions is counted as you. It helps us understand you better. Each citizen scientist has different tendencies when answering questions and knowing your selections better helps us find consensus amongst the thousands of scientists already providing input. So please log in.

But when it comes to the questions, however, I tend to like flowcharts and while I was answering a question on the talk forum a while back, I came up with a decision tree that might help you out.

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Classification Numbers for June 2015

June 2015 was one our most successful months. Citizen scientists made 20,769 classifications.

Given our hugely successful month, I have Read More…

Multiple Typhoons in the Western Pacific

Three Typhoons head west toward Asia. The following images were created from the newly operational Japanese satellite, Himawari-8. It has many channels, and with three at visible wavelengths, we can create wonderful true color images.

3 Typhoons head west

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