17 December 2013
Global Winds in Real Time
Posted by Dan Satterfield
Maybe it’s because I’m a meteorologist, but I could spend hours looking at this real time wind map. Click on EARTH and you can change the level of the winds to see low level flow, or high altitude jet stream winds.
You’ve just made this high school geoscience teacher shed a tear of happiness. What an amazing tool. It brings to mind the http://hint.fm/wind/ US wind map that was intended as art. This is a powerful tool and will be a visualization game changer for my students. Thanks so much for the post. Sooo mesmerizing.
It needs a scale and some info about how this is constructed would be extremely helpful.
You might enjoy the animation on this page also- we’re not as graphically sophisticated, but the time dimension is real, and it shows the corresponding wind-powered electrical generation as a bar chart at each time step.
I marvel at the global winds. Thank you for all your efforts.
I’m wondering if there is data that would allow a superimposition of the world wide jet stream (lightly delineated) that would show how the highs, lows and troughs are affected.