Faculty Advisor

Rivera, Angel A.

Faculty Advisor

Vernon-Gerstenfeld, Susan

Project Center

Boston, Massachusetts


The Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center, founded in 1885, has held the longest active climate record to date. This observatory has maintained the same weather measuring instruments for many years and these instruments require a consistent system of transition. The first goal of this project was to develop a system for the transition of instruments in order for previously recorded data to be consistent to the future data collected. The data storage at the observatory has been either hand-written or electronic data forms. For the second goal of our project, we developed a prototype database that will consolidate all of the weather data recorded into one consistent form.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs