Crowdsourcing Mornings: The Anatomy of Severe Weather

Geek Alabama Crowdsourcing Mornings This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites. Growing up, they would spend hours researching and learning how the weather works. Their main tool would always fall to a book that had large pictures and text explanations. They would spend endless hours studying these books and waiting for the day that they could see these incredible acts of nature in person.  With these memories in mind, they decided to set out to create a book that was similar to those from our youth…but much, much more.  They have integrated our passion for storm chasing, weather photography, and research into a common goal that we know will impact those with desire to understand the weather. They are developing a book, that will not only allow the reader to marvel at the amazing forces of nature, but will explain the dynamics and anatomy of what is occurring in the atmosphere. Utilizing clear overlays, the reader will be able to add or subtract detailed explanations of the meteorological components of the image. Radar and satellite images will give the reader a top to bottom understanding of exactly what is occurring in the atmosphere to create such an amazing sight. “The Anatomy of Severe Weather”” will utilize over 200 high resolution images of severe weather that we have witnessed and will witness in person across the Great Plains. They have a vision of our book being used in classrooms, SKYWARN storm spotter meetings, and by the casual weather enthusiast. Their goal is to traverse the plains during the spring of 2015 collecting just the right images and have all of the components in place to release the book in both hard and electronic copy by December of 2015. This is an ambitious project, and they aim to produce a product that will be of the highest quality and utilized for years to come.  Zach Roberts is a business owner, veteran storm chaser and severe weather photographer. Jason Weingart is a veteran storm chaser, professional photographer and lightning expert. Savannah Williams is a veteran storm chaser, severe weather photographer and graphic design expert. Together they have vast experience with all aspects of severe weather and look forward to sharing their knowledge with you. You can find them at their websites: Mr Twister & Jason Weingart Photography or Facebook: Zach Roberts, Jason Weingart & Savannah Williams. 530e4e9b0f1a07cf9eb03e54e1c8ca67_large As of January 14th, this project has raised around $14,500 of their $28,500 goal. This project only has 21 days left to raise the $28,500 or it will not be funded!  For a pledge of $5, you will get your name listed in their contributors section of the book.  For a pledge of $40, you will get a softcover The Anatomy of Severe Weather book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to:

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