Earth (Global & Local Winds as a Visual Animation)

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Re: TC Bruce

Postby Lucifer » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:25 pm

Ninox wrote:Have you seen this?
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 1,4.49,602
rather mesmerizing and beautiful view of the earth's winds now showing TC Bruce and TC Amara


Haha, did you see the link on PWL?
Funny how these things go around in circles.
I found a link to the site on a German weather forum, PM'd Steve about it on the 17th, he posts it to PWL a day later, and then today I see WAWG on FB mention it was posted in the WAWG forum.
Cracks me up how this stuff spreads around the net.

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Re: TC Bruce

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:55 pm

It's because everyone networks info.

Jason Hunter (@CoreBurn) from Texas tweeted it on Tuesday as well.
He got it via The Smithsonian in an online article.
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartne ... fI.twitter

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Re: TC Bruce

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:07 pm

Here is the code for it too.
(If code is your thing) I like reading through that stuff to learn. I'm rubbish at code but have to learn more at some point.
https://github.com/cambecc/earth/blob/m ... index.html
https://github.com/cambecc/earth

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Re: TC Bruce

Postby Lucifer » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:49 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:He got it via The Smithsonian in an online article.
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartne ... fI.twitter

Aha! that's probably where the member of the German forum saw it, as they posted it on the same day.
It is mesmerising. I love how you can change altitude to see the jetstreams etc. Brilliant.

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Earth (Global & Local Winds as a Visual Animation)

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Dec 21, 2013 7:21 pm

This is Earth.
http://earth.nullschool.net/about.html

earth wrote:a visualization of global weather conditions
forecast by supercomputers
updated every three hours
Community | Facebook, はてブ
Author | Cameron Beccario @cambecc
Source | github.com/cambecc/earth
Modules | D3.js, when.js, backbone.js, node.js
Weather Data | Global Forecast System
NCEP / US National Weather Service / NOAA
GRIB Decoder | UCAR/Unidata THREDDS
Geographic Data | Natural Earth
Hosting | Amazon S3, CloudFlare
Font | M+ FONTS
Waterman Butterfly | watermanpolyhedron.com
Earlier Work | Tokyo Wind Map
Inspiration | HINT.FM wind map
atmospheric pressure corresponds roughly to altitude
several pressure surfaces are meteorologically interesting
note: 1 hectopascal (hPa) ≡ 1 millibar (mb)
1000 hPa | ~100 m, surface conditions
850 hPa | ~1,500 m, planetary boundary, low
700 hPa | ~3,500 m, planetary boundary, high
500 hPa | ~5,000 m, vorticity
250 hPa | ~10,500 m, jet stream
70 hPa | ~17,500 m, stratosphere
10 hPa | ~26,500 m, even more stratosphere



A decent view of winds that influence WA Weather
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... -18.55,715

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