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Mining Climate Data and Maritime History from Civil War-Era U.S. Navy Ships’ Logs

Mining Climate Data and Maritime History from Civil War-Era U.S. Navy Ships’ Logs


A new grant will let a University of Washington-led project add a new fleet to its quest to learn more about past climate from the records of long-gone mariners. CIRES' Gil Compo is part of the team, which won a  2017 “Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives” award, announced earlier this month by the Washington, D.C.-based Council on Library and Information Resources.

Friday, January 19, 2018

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Image above: Coaling Admiral Farragut’s fleet at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, circa 1862. Credit: U.S. Library of Congress/Flickr

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