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Geosci. Commun., 2, 157–171, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-157-2019
Geosci. Commun., 2, 157–171, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/gc-2-157-2019

Research article 08 Nov 2019

Research article | 08 Nov 2019

Geo-locate project: a novel approach to resolving meteorological station location issues with the assistance of undergraduate students

Simon Noone et al.

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The Global Land and Marine Observations Database aims to produce a comprehensive land-based meteorological data archive and inventory. Data sources contained stations in incorrect locations; therefore, we developed the Geo-locate project, enlisting the help of undergraduate geography students. The project has resolved 1926 station issues so far. Due to the success of the Geo-locate project, we encourage other organizations to engage university students to help resolve similar data issues.
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