Wind Map

Check out this amazing wind map! If the map is missing or seems slow, use the latest Chrome browser. It is a personal art project, not associated with any company. The surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database – near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. Note that maximum speeds may occur over lakes or just offshore.

As the web page states: ” An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US.  Read more about wind and about wind power.”

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There’s an App for That…

Theres a free app – Slick Viewto be released in the next few days for smartphones that people can use to help document the oil spill’s effects on the coastline. It was created by the San Diego State University Visualization Center and Crisis Commons (an online community that uses technology to respond to crises). Users take pictures of the coast, the photo are sent back to SDSU with a time stamp and a GPS location attached. Then all the images are processed and pieced together to form a map of the coast along the Gulf of Mexico, which will be available to the public, showing the changes along the coast over time. (from the Chronicle of Higher Education)