How the Wind Does Blow

I don’t know why this intrigues me so much, but there’s a place online where you can see close-to-realtime maps of the actual WIND — Wind Map — in motion!

Click to zoom, mouse-hover to see the wind speed at any point, and look at some of the past maps to see weird and wonderful patterns of the river of atmosphere flowing over and around us.

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  • didgen

    That looks more like a map of my cowlicks.

  • http://www.kevland.com Johnny Vector

    I can’t figure out whether it’s sciencey art or arty science! Anyway, it’s made of win.

  • Kazim

    In all honesty, any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me.

    …To me.

    (Scaramoush!)

  • Trebuchet

    Very cool, although the zooming/moving/etc needs some work!

  • MG Myers

    Oooh! Awesome map. Thanks for sharing, Hank!

  • http://sciencenotes.wordpress.com/ Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Nice! Of course it’s blowing in to the warmer, low-pressure areas and being twisted by Coriolis force and dragged on by the landscape–do they say how high they’re measuring? because it goes different ways at different levels.


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