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earth windmap is a visualization of global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers & updated every three hours

earth  a visualization of global weather conditions
forecast by supercomputers
updated every three hours
ocean surface current estimates
updated every five days
ocean surface temperatures and
anomaly from daily average (1981-2011)
updated daily
   Community |
 Facebook Page
   Author |
 Cameron Beccario @cambecc
   Free Version of Source |
   Modules |
 D3.js, backbone.js, when.js, node.js
   Weather Data |
 Global Forecast System
 NCEP / National Weather Service / NOAA
   Ocean Currents Data |
 Earth & Space Research
   Sea Surface Temperature |
 Real Time Global SST
   GRIB/NetCDF Decoder |
   Geographic Data |
 Natural Earth
   Hosting |
 CloudFlare, Amazon S3
   Font |
 M+ FONTS, Mono Social Icons Font
   Waterman Butterfly |
   Earlier Work |
 Tokyo Wind Map
   Inspiration |
 HINT.FM wind map
   atmospheric pressure corresponds roughly to altitude
several pressure layers are meteorologically interesting
they show data assuming the earth is completely smooth
note: 1 hectopascal (hPa) ≡ 1 millibar (mb)
   1000 hPa |
 ~100 m, near sea level 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
   the "Surface" layer represents conditions at ground or water level
this layer follows the contours of mountains, valleys, etc.
overlays show another dimension of data using color
some overlays are valid at a specific height
while others are valid for the entire thickness of the atmosphere
   Wind |
 wind speed at specified height
   Temp |
 temperature at specified height
   TPW (Total Precipitable Water) |
  total amount of water in a column of air
  stretching from ground to space
   TCW (Total Cloud Water) |
  total amount of water in clouds
  in a column of air from ground to space
   MSLP (Mean Sea Level Pressure) |
 air pressure reduced to sea level
   MI (Misery Index) |
  perceived air temperature
  combined heat index and wind chill


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