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Live Wind Map Showing Surface Wind Flows Generated by Hurricane Isaac

on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 02:13

Live Wind Map is an extraordinary data visualization created by Martin Wattemberg and Fernanda Viegas, from HINT.FM, Wind Map shows the surface wind flow patterns over the US. It is updated with live data every hour  using data from the National Digital Forecast Database.  

A perfect combination of art, design and technology to visualize relevant data.

The above static image of the Live Wind Map reflects the surface wind flows patterns on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 7:00am EDT, making clearly visible the dramatic surface wind flows generated by hurricane Isaac (Category 1) touching the Gulf Coast over New Orleans with wind speed around 80mph.

See also below an image of the traditional wind map, publisehd by the Weather Forecast for USA, accessed on August 29, 2012, 7:00am EDT

  

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