Geography Education
Follow
Find
805.5K views | +43 today
 
Scooped by Seth Dixon
onto Geography Education
Scoop.it!

A Portrait of Global Winds

A Portrait of Global Winds | Geography Education | Scoop.it

"This visualization shows global winds from a GEOS-5 simulation using 10-kilometer resolution. Surface winds (0 to 40 meters/second) are shown in white and trace features including Atlantic and Pacific cyclones. Upper-level winds (250 hectopascals) are colored by speed (0 to 175 meters/second), with red indicating faster."

Seth Dixon's insight:

This global map of wind speeds is a great companion to this United States map. This interactive map is a 'nearly live' dynamic display of United States winds patterns (speed, direction and broad spatial context). 

more...
M. R. RAO's curator insight, November 24, 2013 9:29 AM

What a sight? Till I saw this picture I could not even imagine this graphic presentation could be captivated

Nature has it's own splendor

May be it got ready for the snap like the human beings gear up for a beautiful picture before being shot (camera)

jwilliams's comment, November 25, 2013 9:14 AM
Here is a .kml of images http://geteach.com/share/windspeeds.kml
Geography Education
Global news with a spatial perspective:  Interesting, current supplemental materials for geography teachers and students.
Curated by Seth Dixon