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Sea Leveler Update: one week of #sealevelrise

• Uncategorized • April 13, 2013

Now that most of the bugs are out of the system, here is what a one week readout looks like on the Sea Leveler. A few observations: The Sea Leveler is driven by twitter’s own search API, which is not perfect. The rapid dramatic drops are due to twitter updating its search parameters to exclude […]

Sea Leveler Update

• Uncategorized • March 29, 2013

Earlier this week I launched the Sea Leveler, and open-source, arduino-powered, water level meter that measure the activity of tweets about #sealevelrise on twitter. Not surprisingly, the first full week of trial revealed a few bugs in the machine. The first thing you’ll notice is that, in addition to recording tweets about sea level rise, […]

Meet Sea Leveler: the open source water level gauge that wants you to talk about #sealevelrise

climate change, Natural Science, ScienceMarch 26, 2013

Two weeks ago, a machine was left on the “free” table at my lab that surprised me–a beautiful stainless steel mechanical water level gauge, on of those old ones with a flywheel in the back that drives the mechanism. Seeing this made me realize that there must be thousands of old scientific devices rusting away […]

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