May 20, 2022

Cool: Interactive Visualization Shows Wind Forecasts (Global)

The name of the following interactive visualization is ‘Earth’. Beautiful, interesting, and useful. From

The visualization is wind forecasts generated every three hours by supercomputers — the same equation crunching machines that give us our daily weather forecasts. This is also a much more interactive wind map in that you can change the map projection a number of ways and rotate the globe around and zoom in easily to see more details. The best feature of all is the that you can change the altitude. That is, you can look at winds at different heights in the atmosphere (listed as pressures). The lower the pressure, the higher in the atmosphere and the more you see jest streams that make Earth look a lot like Jupiter.

Direct to Earth Interactive Visualization You can find a lot of useful info about “Earth” here. See Also: Of course, the cool and well-known Wind Map visualization (real time wind speeds for contiguous U.S.) remains available.

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