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Yellowstone Wolf Project Citizen Science
"Huck Institutes graduate student Emily Almberg harnesses the passion of the wolf-watching community with a citizen science website aimed at improving research and public awareness."
citizen-science  ecology  national-parks  observation  biology 
may 2013 by tsuomela
Brilliant GRB Blast with an Amateur Twist - News Blog -
"The gamma-ray burst GRB 130427A erupted on April 27th with record-setting power. That made it an easy target for two of NASA's orbiting observatories, major ground-based telescopes, and even one lucky backyard observer. It reached visual magnitude 7.4."
astronomy  amateur  observation  citizen-science  rapid  time-sensitive  ephemeral 
may 2013 by tsuomela
Making Light: Keeping track of the fact watching them watching back
"Prediction: Google Glass will declare creepshot problems “out of their control”, but will find ways to hamper film piracy."
google-glass  surveillance  observation  privacy  feminism  power  technology  technology-effects  computer-science  ethics 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Welcome To Duke University Press
The Heavens on Earth explores the place of the observatory in nineteenth-century science and culture. Astronomy was a core pursuit for observatories, but usually not the only one. It belonged to a larger group of “observatory sciences” that also included geodesy, meteorology, geomagnetism, and even parts of physics and statistics. These pursuits coexisted in the nineteenth-century observatory
book  publisher  science  history  19c  observation 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Harvard University Press - Field Notes on Science and Nature
Covering disciplines as diverse as ornithology, entomology, ecology, paleontology, anthropology, botany, and animal behavior, Field Notes on Science and Nature allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.
book  publisher  science  field-notes  observation  history  sts 
april 2011 by tsuomela
Anthropogenic greenhouse gas contribution to flood risk in England and Wales in autumn 2000 : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
"Here we present a multi-step, physically based ‘probabilistic event attribution’ framework showing that it is very likely that global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions substantially increased the risk of flood occurrence in England and Wales in autumn 2000."
global-warming  climate  precipitation  meteorology  environment  modeling  observation 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Human contribution to more-intense precipitation extremes : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
"Here we show that human-induced increases in greenhouse gases have contributed to the observed intensification of heavy precipitation events found over approximately two-thirds of data-covered parts of Northern Hemisphere land areas. These results are based on a comparison of observed and multi-model simulated changes in extreme precipitation over the latter half of the twentieth century analysed with an optimal fingerprinting technique. Changes in extreme precipitation projected by models, and thus the impacts of future changes in extreme precipitation, may be underestimated because models seem to underestimate the observed increase in heavy precipitation with warming."
global-warming  climate  precipitation  meteorology  environment  modeling  observation 
february 2011 by tsuomela
[1009.6027] Next-generation Astronomy
Fundamental changes are taking place in the way we do astronomy. In twenty years time, it is likely that most astronomers will never go near a cutting-edge telescope, which will be much more efficiently operated in service mode. They will rarely analyse data, since all the leading-edge telescopes will have pipeline processors. And rather than competing to observe a particularly interesting object, astronomers will more commonly group together in large consortia to observe massive chunks of the sky in carefully designed surveys, generating petabytes of data daily.
future  science  astronomy  computational-science  observation  observatory  database 
october 2010 by tsuomela
3 Jupiter Fireballs Spotted—Sky-Watching Army Needed?
With backyard astronomers having proven their mettle, A Web-based global amateur network for monitoring Jupiter impacts would prove valuable, the Space Science Institute's Hammel said.

Such a network is forming "organically already," she added. "All that would be needed are specific protocols," such always noting the duration of a flash and notifying professional astronomers.
science  astronomy  citizen-science  co-science  amateur  planetary  observation 
august 2010 by tsuomela
Designing Text Ecologies (Designing Text Ecologies)
Clay Spinuzzi, University of Texas at Austin
This site contains resources for my upper-division course RHE 330c, Designing Text Ecologies.
rhetoric  course  syllabi  research  methods  text-analysis  sociology  observation 
april 2010 by tsuomela
Phoenix Lander Team: It Snows at Night on Mars | Universe Today
Phoenix landed at the north arctic region on Mars (68.22°N, 234.25°E) on May 25th, 2008. On Mars, this was just before the summer solstice. Phoenix operated for 5 months, and was able to observe conditions as the seasons changed from summer to winter, giving science teams an unprecedented look at the planet's changing weather patterns, including frost and precipitation.
astronomy  planetary  Mars  observation 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Postmodern Economists, Empiricist Sociologists? The Problem of Unobservables « A (Budding) Sociologist’s Commonplace Book
In an excellent paper in a similar vein, Espeland and Hirsch (1990) give numerous examples of the kinds of manipulations possible of accounting profits that, they argue, made possible the conglomerates of the 1960s. Especially popular tricks allowed firms to count the earnings of acquired firms retroactively, thus increasing the apparent profitability of the firm post-merger
economics  sociology  profit  accounting  observation  definition  boundaries  unobservables 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Beating The Radar: Getting A Jump On Storm Prediction
By running high-speed five-minute satellite scans through a carefully designed computer algorithm, the scientists can quickly analyze cloud top temperature changes to look for signs of storm formation.
weather  meteorology  satellite  remote-sensing  observation  computer  modeling  forecast 
june 2009 by tsuomela
RAOB: The Universal RAwinsonde OBservation program
RAOB is the world's most powerful and innovative sounding software. Automatically decodes data from 35 different formats and plots data on 10 interactive displays including skew-Ts, hodographs,
meteorology  weather  skewt  observation 
june 2009 by tsuomela
Data-driven career discovery « Jon Udell
Since then I’ve spoken a few times about the idea that by narrating our work, we can perhaps restore some of what was lost when factories and then offices made work opaque and not easily observable.
work  labor  observation 
may 2009 by tsuomela

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