Climatology questions to be answered by Twitter
A British scientist working in Canada is turning to Twitter to answer some “very interesting climatology questions“.
Professor Richard Kelly and his team at the University of Waterloo’s Centre for Climate Change, are asking tweeters to take to the micro-blogging site in order to record the amount of snow in their back garden.
The project, nicknamed Snowtweets, has been set up to help the researchers work out how much water is stored in seasonal snow.
“We see that the winters are shrinking“, Professor Kelly explained to the National Post.
“The duration of snow on the ground in the northern hemisphere is shorter. But what does that mean?
“There are some very interesting climatology questions still to be addressed.”
Canadian readers are encouraged to join the debate by posting the amount of snow recorded along with their post code. Meanwhile, tweeters worldwide can follow Blue & Green Tomorrow: @bluegreentweet.
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