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Earth: A Global Map of Wind, Weather, and Ocean Conditions

Originally featured in January 2017, this real-time map of wind and temperature conditions on earth continues to dazzle us.

Software engineer Cameron Beccario created this website, which allows visitors to view a, "near real-time visualization of global weather conditions." Using data from a number of sources, including the Global Forecast System (GFS), the Ocean Surface Current Analyses Real-time (OSCAR) database, Real-Time Global Sea Surface Temperature (RTGSST) analysis, and more, Beccario has designed an animated, interactive globe. Visitors can choose from a variety of modes (air, ocean, chem[ical], and particulates) in order to view near real-time model information. Within each mode, visitors may also select from a subset of the model's data (e.g. in the "air" mode, visitors can choose to view wind data or temp[erature] data, among other options.) Visitors can also adjust how they view these global models using the projection or overlay options.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-01-26
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