Friday November 13, 2015

Watch the Aurora Borealis swirl & flame over Canada.

From NASA:

The dancing lights in the image above are the aurora borealis or Northern Lights. These auroras are at their most dynamic during geomagnetic storms—often the result of solar storms called coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, that originate from the sun.

(Source: Atlantic Cities)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in MAPS/ATLAS on Friday Nov 13, 2015  Comments [0]  Bookmark and Share
Tuesday November 10, 2015

Using data from NOAA's Global Forecast System, Mapbox geographer Damon Burgett produced this map, showing the flow of precipitable water in the atmosphere over a map of the planet.

The data visualization covers these patterns in 3 hour intervals from October 15-28, 2015.

Read more.

(Source: The Atlantic City Lab)

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Wednesday October 28, 2015

Peter Kerpedjiev has created a really interesting map of annual worldwide weather data. The map uses historical climate data from Wikipedia's city 'weather boxes' to visualize how weather changes during the year around the world.

Using the Sunshine Map it is possible to view the number of hours of sunshine across the globe for every month of the year. The map also allows you to view the changing rates of precipitation, the highest & lowest temperatures and the amount of snowfall.

(Source: Google Maps Mania)

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