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Old Weather and Zooniverse News / Old Weather Toolkit
« on: April 04, 2017, 09:39:44 pm »
The Old Weather Toolkit has been added to the RESOURCES link on the Old Weather homepage.
Brought to you by Michael and Matteo.  :)

Notes from OW5 / New interface - Announcements
« on: November 26, 2015, 08:16:04 pm »
The new interface is available at the usual address.
Please try it and give your feedback here.

How to take part in Old Weather / Starting to transcribe
« on: September 05, 2014, 08:35:27 am »
Welcome to Old Weather!

The Old Weather landing page
has buttons for:
Old Weather: Arctic
Old Weather: Whaling

While a new system of data entry for Old Weather: Arctic is being built, its button on the landing page takes you to the classic Old Weather interface.
You can check here for the current status of Old Weather: Arctic.

Clicking DISCUSS on the landing page will bring you to this forum.

Old Weather Talk is at

To join the project:

If necessary, open a Zooniverse account on the Zooniverse homepage.
Register at the top right corner of the homepage screen.
When you have registered, you can choose Old Weather from the project list
or navigate to

When Old Weather opens, click the GET STARTED button at the top right and log in, if necessary, with your Zooniverse account.

The TUTORIAL button provides basic instructions for transcribing, together with advice on how to get help if you need it.
The DISCUSS button offers a drop-down menu on which you can click Forum or Got a question? to get back here to the forum.

Please note: A separate registration is necessary for this forum (top left of forum pages).

Again, welcome aboard.  :)

Old Weather Magazine / World War I centenary update
« on: July 29, 2014, 07:17:02 am »
29 July 1914

HMS CAESAR, serving with Channel Fleet, coaling at No 7 Buoy, Devonport:

Old Weather Magazine / Ship histories: responses
« on: January 07, 2014, 07:59:57 am »
Please post your comments on the edited ship histories here.
If you have any questions about the logs, or becoming an editor, post them here also.

Old Weather Magazine / Ship histories, Royal Navy and US
« on: January 06, 2014, 07:55:01 pm »

Below you will find links to the edited transcriptions of our Royal Navy logs and US logs.
The editors work hard to present these logs in readable and, as far as possible, accurate form.
Most of the editors are experienced transcribers too.

From a recent Old Weather blog:

We chose our first batch of logbooks to cover the period of the First World War, as our climate records from this period were particularly poor.
This gave us not only invaluable new climate information, but also a new look at a key historical period which is about to reach its centenary.

To use our historical results, we teamed up with Gordon and In Gordon's words: 'Our present world has been shaped by World War 1 -- as much a maritime war as World War 2. Not just the Battle of Jutland or the Allies' near-defeat by the U-boats, but Mediterranean, Belgian coast, South West & South Africa, East Africa, Persian Gulf, German raiders, Atlantic convoys, North Russia'.
We need to present our logbook records so they can contribute to public and scholarly understanding of the period.

The transcribed and edited logbook records are now a major component of ...

This topic is locked. Your comments or questions are welcome in the comment topic.


1. Check the status of the ship histories (in the 'by NAME' column on the left) on Naval History: unedited, edited or being edited/reserved.

2. Select a ship you would like to work on. Click here for brief details and images of each ship.

3. Let know which log you would like to edit and the formatted WORD file will be emailed to you, if available.
In formatted files, the log page links have been activated, dates edited, and month and year headings added.
A quick check has been made to ensure the log pages are in date order, but this should not be assumed.
The WORD files range in size from 225Kb to around 2,500Kb.
There is no time limit. Editors may take as long as they wish to finish their tasks.

Links to sections in alphabetical order:

Royal Navy ships
A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y

US ships
USS Jeannette 1879-1880
USS Jeannette 1880-1881
USS Rodgers

The Logs and FAQ / Suggestions for progress report
« on: June 25, 2013, 08:10:23 am »
Everyone agrees that feedback is a good thing.
The oldWeather team would like to send out by email a regular progress report on the project.
This would ensure that the information reaches all of our subscribers, not just those who visit the forum regularly.
If this can be arranged, what sort of data would you like to see in the progress report?
We cannot guarantee that all your suggestions will be acted upon but there is no harm in making them.
And please remember that these are very busy people.
Thanks.  :)

Technical Support / Password change necessary from May 20
« on: May 18, 2013, 09:32:38 pm »
On Monday, May 20, 2013, you will need to change your password to log in to this forum.
This is necessary to allow the technical team to fix some security issues.

When the time comes, you can change your password with the 'Forgot your password?' link.

You need to change your password to access the standard, non-Talk style forums of Moon Zoo, Solar Stormwatch and Galaxy Zoo.
There won't be any other changes.

Thanks everyone.


You may in fact choose to use your same old password, the password banks will have been erased and the whole moved to a more secure spot.  (No, I don't understand more than that.)  But it is a case of the passwords being missing, not corrupted some way.   JJ

Technical Support / Entry box problem
« on: March 09, 2013, 02:38:23 pm »
Has anybody noticed the entry box acting a bit like the Cheshire Cat?
Only some of it appears when I open a new entry box.
The rest of the box appears if I click and drag.

It seems to be Firefox. Chrome and IE are OK.

It looks like this:

Dockside Cafe / Word game: Last letters link - 2013
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:40:43 am »
Akita [woof!]


One of Coast Guard cutter Unalga's more extravagant shopping lists:

Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 20 pounds bread and 07 (seven) pound rolls; from CASELLAS ICE PLANT, 50 pounds ice; from MENDEZ MARTINEZ CO, 500 pounds Irish potatoes and 100 pounds onions; from PALICITA SAN JOSE, 30 pounds bananas, 450 pounds pork and beans, 50 pounds string beans, 100 pounds oranges, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds turnips; from MARCIAL FIGUEROA, 50 pounds carrots; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition number C-41-42, 196 pounds flour, 36 pounds crackers, 100 pounds coffee, 261 pounds evaporated milk, 105 pounds pork shoulder, 129 pounds veal leg, 78 pounds turkey, 106 pounds ham, 50 pounds frankfurters, 123 pounds canned pears, 180 pounds canned pineapple, 192 pounds jam, 100 pounds beans, 120 pounds corn, 123 pounds string beans, 93 pounds canned peas, 57 pounds spinach, 80 pounds tomatoes (canned), 60 pounds baking powder, 12 gallons salad oil, 200 pounds sugar, 4 pints vinegar, 120 pounds butter, 30 dozen eggs, 30 pounds milk, 10 pounds yeast, 167 pounds beef round, 100 pounds rice.

The Logs and FAQ / Hour entries: clarification
« on: November 13, 2012, 07:49:17 am »
We would like to clear up any doubt on this matter: the Hour entries on the Weather Observation tab are required data.
It's now obvious that there is a wide variation in log formats for the US ships, making the time data difficult to gather in any other way.
So, if you have not been doing so, please add the Hour from now on. Thanks everyone.

The Logs and FAQ / Cloud form
« on: November 04, 2012, 12:01:38 pm »
Does anybody know what cloud formation Ws could be?
Midnight readings.

The only possibility I have found for W is wall. Wall-stratus?

Getting Your Sea Legs / Ditto news!
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:06:11 pm »
Good news everyone!
As of now, we can enter " for dittoed readings.
Please use ", whether the symbol in the log is ', ", a check mark/tick or any other kind of symbol.
For more information, take a look at Randi's brilliant new post on TWYS here.

The Logs and FAQ / Ditto news!
« on: September 19, 2012, 08:03:26 pm »
Good news everyone!
As of now, we can enter " for dittoed readings.
Please use ", whether the symbol in the log is ', ", a check mark/tick or any other kind of symbol.
For more information, take a look at Randi's brilliant new post on TWYS here.

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