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Oldweather.org is where you can help improve reconstructions of past weather and climate across the world by finding and recording historical weather observations in handwritten Royal Navy ship logs.
The problem? Computers get confused by modern handwriting, much less the swooping script of the early-Twentieth-century Royal Navy Sailors. The solution? Helpful people like you. In the mood for some high-seas adventure? Cruise over to Old Weather, view their tutorial, pull up a page from a ship’s log, and transcribe it, today!