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See the wind

Post in 'The Green Room' started by begreen, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    This is an awesome, near real time animation of the winds across the US. It's a fascinating view of the power of the wind. Click to zoom in. Hypnotizing.

    http://hint.fm/wind/
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  2. colebrookman

    colebrookman Minister of Fire

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    Very cool begreen, many thanks.
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  3. semipro

    semipro Minister of Fire

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    Nice! Wish I could figure out how to make a screen saver out of it.
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  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    It's cool to watch how things change over time. I've bookmarked it and now visit it daily. In their notes they indicate that they are thinking of doing one for the whole earth if there is good interest in it. They're open to ideas, suggest the desktop map or a screensaver to them. You can contact them at:

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    semipro Minister of Fire

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    They need to put in more landmarks for position reference. If you zoom in you can't tell where you are.
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    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    pretty darn cool
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    When I zoom in I see more nearby cities. Are you zooming into the Dakotas?
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    semipro Minister of Fire

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    I was viewing the area around Roanoke, VA. Its north of Greensboro, NC which was the nearest city I could see but is 200 miles away.
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    jimbom Combustion Analyzer

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    Reminds me the barber is open Friday and Sat morning. Need to go tomorrow.
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    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I can't find anywhere that they say anything about the altitude of these winds they're animating on the map. If you could do a sort of wind MRI vertically up through our atmoshpere, I think you'd see that both wind speed and direction vary widely with altitude. Are they displaying this as a dynamic map of surface winds...or what?
  11. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    You can just hold your cursor over the map and zoom into 37.3 N 80.0 W and that should give you Roanoke.
  13. semipro

    semipro Minister of Fire

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    Thanks. I didn't notice the coordinates.
  14. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Take a look between Dallas an Lubbock TX right now. That is a classic low.

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