As part of their Virtual Earth Month celebration, each week sustainNU will highlight two new research projects on biology, climate, history, nature, social sciences, and/or outer space. These online projects, on Zooniverse, utilize the power of thousands of everyday people to accomplish large research endeavors.
“Earthquake Detective lets users classify earthquakes, tremors, and other seismic events by viewing seismograms, which track the earth’s movement. This Northwestern-based research funded by the National Science Foundation aims to improve understanding of the conditions under which these different events occur.
Funded by the National Science Foundation, this citizen science effort is a collaboration between Northwestern’s Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Integrated Data-Driven Discovery in Earth and Astrophysical Sciences, and Earthscope.”