Featured on Twitter’s Blog

Along with the Aurorasaurus project, Nathan’s recent study on mapping aurora with Twitter was featured in Twitter’s “Twitter data for research” blog.

Twitter data can even indicate where an Aurora Borealis may be spotted helping scientists have more sightings. After an electromagnetic storm in 2011 brought a flurry of Tweets with spottings of the Northern Lights even far down in the south, NASA scientist Elizabeth MacDonald created Aurorasaurus as a way to document sightings and to verify Tweets. A team of researchers led by Nathan Case found that Twitter data not only is a great indicator for where Aurora Borealis will be published but helps identify key characteristics of the light show including color.

Read the full blog post here.

This was an “organic” find by the data team at Twitter and is great to see the article and the project get press from Twitter.