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Very cool. Looks like the face of Neptune in the Indian Ocean. No wonder the cyclones there are so powerful with those three vortices.

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Very kewl indeed Dave - thank you! And yes, the US one was, well, USAcentric. Sorta pissed me off not that there was nothing for the rest of the planet. Good job.

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It's awesome but I wish it would tell you the elevation of the measurements and ideally let you choose. I don't see the jet stream at all but I'm on a plane from Seattle to Boston right now and the pilot says we've got a 100kt tailwind.

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It's awesome but I wish it would tell you the elevation of the measurements and ideally let you choose. I don't see the jet stream at all but I'm on a plane from Seattle to Boston right now and the pilot says we've got a 100kt tailwind.

 

You should know better than to be on the internet while in a airplane! Geesh!

 

And I'm sure we all want to know what the wind speed is at 50,000 ft.

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Amazing. That's a hell of a system in the North Pacific.

I think you'll find that what meteorologists call is the semi-permanent low in the Gulf of Alaska/North Pacific. It wobbles back & forth but most of the time it's there in some type of fashion. I'm a bit of weather geek, not like Dry-Shirt - I'm not worthy of that title, but I've been looking at weather since being a boy. Even before I started sailing. That low manufactures our weather for us and it's never dull.

 

That site is a perfect thing for me.

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You can pick wind at different pressure levels which are different elevations.

It's awesome but I wish it would tell you the elevation of the measurements and ideally let you choose. I don't see the jet stream at all but I'm on a plane from Seattle to Boston right now and the pilot says we've got a 100kt tailwind.

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That is one of the coolest things I have seen! Thanks for posting.

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That awesome! Definately in real time, just clicked on my position and it matches with current condition within a few hours at least.

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It's awesome but I wish it would tell you the elevation of the measurements and ideally let you choose. I don't see the jet stream at all but I'm on a plane from Seattle to Boston right now and the pilot says we've got a 100kt tailwind.

 

It looks like surface winds- standard height is 10 meters. But over land masses, dunno.

 

Neat display. You can get a real feel for global circulation and the local effects.

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It's awesome but I wish it would tell you the elevation of the measurements and ideally let you choose. I don't see the jet stream at all but I'm on a plane from Seattle to Boston right now and the pilot says we've got a 100kt tailwind.

 

It looks like surface winds- standard height is 10 meters. But over land masses, dunno.

 

Neat display. You can get a real feel for global circulation and the local effects.

click on earth and you'll see several isobar options for 'height'

default is 1000 hPa (surface), 500 hPa gives a nice view of the jet stream

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It's awesome but I wish it would tell you the elevation of the measurements and ideally let you choose. I don't see the jet stream at all but I'm on a plane from Seattle to Boston right now and the pilot says we've got a 100kt tailwind.

 

It looks like surface winds- standard height is 10 meters. But over land masses, dunno.

 

Neat display. You can get a real feel for global circulation and the local effects.

click on earth and you'll see several isobar options for 'height'

default is 1000 hPa (surface), 500 hPa gives a nice view of the jet stream

Really cool.

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It's awesome but I wish it would tell you the elevation of the measurements and ideally let you choose. I don't see the jet stream at all but I'm on a plane from Seattle to Boston right now and the pilot says we've got a 100kt tailwind.

 

It looks like surface winds- standard height is 10 meters. But over land masses, dunno.

 

Neat display. You can get a real feel for global circulation and the local effects.

click on earth and you'll see several isobar options for 'height'

default is 1000 hPa (surface), 500 hPa gives a nice view of the jet stream

From the about section:

atmospheric pressure corresponds roughly to altitude. several pressure surfaces are meteorologically interesting

note: 1 hectopascal (hPa) ≡ 1 millibar (mb)

1000 hPa | ~100 m, surface conditions

850 hPa | ~1,500 m, planetary boundary, low

700 hPa | ~3,500 m, planetary boundary, high

500 hPa | ~5,000 m, vorticity

250 hPa | ~10,500 m, jet stream

70 hPa | ~17,500 m, stratosphere

10 hPa | ~26,500 m, even more stratosphere

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Would be totally awesome to do a mashup of that with racing updates (Vendee, VOR)

 

Agreed. It would be very cool to be able to overlay a gps tracker and animate the wind conditions over the duration of a race like the Transpac.

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Ummm...sorry Trude. Ed sent this to me a day before DaveK put it up. And I saw it on Giz or IO9 a couple days before that.

 

 

 

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Ummm...sorry Trude. Ed sent this to me a day before DaveK put it up. And I saw it on Giz or IO9 a couple days before that.

 

 

Well lotty friickin da! "I saw it firrst!

 

Thanks for sharing.

 

Jerk.

 

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Ummm...sorry Trude. Ed sent this to me a day before DaveK put it up. And I saw it on Giz or IO9 a couple days before that.

 

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Ummm...sorry Trude. Ed sent this to me a day before DaveK put it up. And I saw it on Giz or IO9 a couple days before that.

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Now that's funny......

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Ummm...sorry Trude. Ed sent this to me a day before DaveK put it up. And I saw it on Giz or IO9 a couple days before that.

Really dude? Really?

 

Now tell us what you posted right there was tongue in cheek, and how we totally misunderstood. Standard M.O. around here these days.

 

Makes me feel like I'm in junior high again. Wanna skip fourth hour and go steal candy from the 7-11?

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Ummm...sorry Trude. Ed sent this to me a day before DaveK put it up. And I saw it on Giz or IO9 a couple days before that.

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Now that's funny......

Now that I've had a few minutes to let my initial disbelief pass, I'll give this ^^^ a big +1,000...

 

And thanks for sharing the link DaveK, pretty awesome.

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