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Message 47849 - Posted: 6 Sep 2017 | 10:07:56 UTC
Last modified: 6 Sep 2017 | 10:09:58 UTC

Scientists are seeking the public's assistance in rescuing a unique set of weather records gathered at the summit of the UK's highest mountain.

From 1883 to 1904, meteorologists were stationed atop Ben Nevis, logging temperature, precipitation, wind and other data around the clock.

Their measurements are held in five big volumes that now need to be digitised to be useful to modern researchers.

The public can help with the conversion at the www.weatherrescue.org website.

It will involve copying tables into a database. Experts say the Ben Nevis records contain some fascinating reports on major storms from the period.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41166778

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