Volunteers scanning

Photographing and Scanning Data in Jeopardy

Once all of the old weather observations are sorted by station location and date, each sheet of observations is oriented on a stand so that the entire page of weather data is visible to the camera. As soon as the image is in perfect focus, the photograph is taken and stored in the camera’s memory. When the camera’s memory is full, the images are downloaded into the computer and saved to portable storage media.