AAAI Publications, Second AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing

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AURORASAURUS: Citizen Science, Early Warning Systems and Space Weather
Andrea H. Tapia, Nicolas LaLone, Elizabeth MacDonald, Michelle Hall, Nathan Case, Matt Heavner

Last modified: 2014-10-14

Abstract


We have created Aurorasaurus, a website, a mobile application and a scientific tool that allows a community of users to better predict sightings of the aurora borealis. Aurorasuarus combines limited space weather science data, participant sightings and the analysis of social media data into a better prediction engine. This then serves to alert interested parties as to nearby sightings.

Keywords


Crowdsourcing; Citizen Science; Aurora; Space weather; twitter;

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