Living portrait of a storm – a live data visualization of Sandy | green infographics |

Sitting in London, our thoughts are with all those suffering the devastating effects of Storm Sandy in the US and elsewhere.

For those anxious to track its chaos, this fascinating live data visualisation created by Fernanda Vegas and Martin Wattenberg on HINT.FM represents the destructive force of nature in all its complexity. The Wind Map was created as a “living portrait of the wind currents over the U.S,” which artfully reflects the weather patterns and their emotional impact on our lives.

To find out more about the impact of Storm Sandy visit The New York Times microsite which assesses the damage with data visualisations alongside images of the impact taken at the worst-hit areas...