Cybersecurity Kaspersky Lab attempts to look at the future 2050 to celebrate their 20-year anniversary. See what they predict for 2050!
OK – this is what I really wanted to talk about….
Windty now allows for multiple overlays (data) and at different altitudes! You can also do historical data by going into the tools, find locations, etc.
Watch out! This is a fun time sink!!
This animation of the ocean currents is fascinating! In 7th grade I wanted to become an Oceanographer – I think that was influenced by my Dad and his love of SCUBA diving and his hero Jacque Cousteau. I went on to study Earth Sciences, Marine Science, Hydrology, Geology, etc. and discovered the mapping sciences as a great way to analyze and visualize complex data.
This posting produced by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio is a great example of #BigData and #Mapping: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a010800/a010841/index.html
Add the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio to your favorite list: http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.html
This provides some interesting insights to wind and may be helpful to many. I like the Windyty Forecasting tool. Thank you Cameron Beccario for a great open source tool! More available at: Via FB on http://www.facebook.com/windytycom and via Twitter at @windytycom
This is using data from the NOAA Global Forecast System (GFS) – http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/model-data/model-datasets/global-forcast-system-gfs
The current conditions resolution is about 18 miles and the forecast resolution about 44 miles – the model couples together 4 models (atmosphere, ocean, land/soil, and sea ice). I could not find if this was surface winds and how high in the atmosphere these go. I am assuming this is just surface conditions. It would be interesting to see upper level winds and model those in 3D! #JustSaying
The Windly About link states:
Windyty.com is advertisement free and a strictly non-commercial project.
GFS forecast model, produced by NOAA, is the major source of weather data. Forecast data are updated four times a day. Beautiful forecast for location detail are produced by Meteoblue.com and are based on NMM, NEMS or GFS mathematical models with different resolution, based on location (more info here).
Thanks again to Cameron Beccario for a great way to visualize wind data. See also my previous post on Earth Animated Map – Wind on the Globe – http://www.lapeltz.com/?p=201