Science Café: Citizen Science!


Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm


Event Details

Rain, rain, don’t go away!

This event will showcase the collection of quality precipitation data in a dense network across the US. The talk will cover issues of quality control, recruitment and retention of observers, and the various ways in which the data is used.

Precipitation monitoring as education

The conversation will also explore how the network improves climate literacy and understanding of daily weather variability, as well as longer term climate trends. More details about the project can be found at


Nancy J. Selover, State Climatologist

Nancy has worked at the State Climate Office since 1999, and has been observing Arizona weather since 1973. Her main research interests are in field data and instrumentation, urban climatology, the Southwest monsoon, and evaporation. She is the State Coordinator for CoCoRaHS, a network of citizen scientists who monitor precipitation.

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