As you know, I’m a numbers guy. More often than not my blogs will be flooded with facts and figures. However, this blog is going to focus on some pretty neat meteorological images.The first one can be found at this web site. It takes real time wind data and plots its movement. The current data that plots out over the map of the United States in animation form is very cool. You can even zoom in to different parts of the country. This will be very neat to look at the next time there is a very big storm moving across the country. The map is part of a project created by a couple of programmers working at Google. They also have archived images from past days.
They also have another project where they took various pictures over the course of the year at Boston Commons then they calculated the proportion of colors and plotted how they changed over the 12 months. It's called Flickr Flow and
you'll want to go to the link to find out more about how the image was created.
Courtesy: Fernanda Viégas and Martin WattenbergThe other thing that caught my eye (literally) was the awarding of the 2012 SONY World Photography Photographer of the Year. Mitch Dobrowner took a series of stunning black and white pictures of thunderstorms over the Plains and Rockies. Here is a link to his website where you can see the pictures for yourself. We obviously focus a lot on the destruction these storms can cause but there is certainly a stark beauty to a thunderstorm.My next blog will likely return to the numbers but for today, at least, enjoy this unique images of weather in motion.
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