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#1 DaveK

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:18 PM

We've all seen the USA wind map.... well now there's this.

 

http://earth.nullsch...92.20,39.30,461



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:20 PM

Cool.



#3 jackdaw

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:20 PM

We've all seen the USA wind map.... well now there's this.

 

http://earth.nullsch...92.20,39.30,461

 

Mind. Blown.

 

Thanks for sharing!



#4 biogrove

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:25 PM

Very cool - good share DaveK.  Cheers!



#5 SloopJonB

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 07:46 PM

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



#6 Torsten

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:34 PM

Awesome!  Nice to get the world version rather than the US one that's been floating round for a while.



#7 Maxx Baqustae

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:46 PM

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. 



#8 Leon T

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:51 PM

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



#9 NewDogBalls

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 11:55 PM

coolest. thing. EVER



#10 monsoon

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:21 PM

VERY cool... my oceanography class will love it



#11 MacGregor_Lover

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 05:57 PM

Now I know why the internet was invented.  

 

That is bad ass.



#12 r.finn

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:14 PM

Now I know why the internet was invented.  

 

That is bad ass.

+1



#13 Southern Cross

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 06:19 PM

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

#14 IStream

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:22 PM

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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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:30 PM

Have you tried double clicking on an area, it gives position and wind direction & speed. 

 

Great.



#16 Ishmael

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:37 PM

If you click on "earth" you get all sorts of options.



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:39 PM

This is one moment in time, right?  Can anyone figure out when?  



#18 Ishmael

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:40 PM

Default is "now", you can change the date.



#19 DaveK

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 07:46 PM

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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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:35 PM

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. 



#21 ecsimonson

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:39 PM

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.



#22 SloopJohnB

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 08:55 PM

and different earth protections



#23 IStream

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 09:41 PM

Thanks for the tips. There it is at less than 500 hPa...

#24 lahana

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:35 PM

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



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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:39 PM

Neat.  Thanks.



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:32 AM

Awesome, thanks for sharing that



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:15 AM

Cool!

This one's pretty good too:

http://www.youtube.c...d&v=oRsY_UviBPE

Cyclones everywhere, red dust coming off the Sahara,...



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Posted 19 December 2013 - 08:06 AM

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



#29 bgytr

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 01:48 PM

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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Posted 19 December 2013 - 05:29 PM

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 



#31 bgytr

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:33 PM

 

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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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:35 PM

Now I know why the internet was invented.  

 

That is bad ass.

+100



#33 bgytr

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 06:45 PM

 

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



#34 Reht

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:34 PM

Cool map. Easy to see how the different pressure systems affect weather flow...

 

Fun to go match up to the pressure charts...



#35 Ajax

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Posted 19 December 2013 - 07:42 PM

Thanks for the explanation.



#36 liquid courage

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 12:08 AM

Wow. Neat.

 

Love the Pacific high vortex as I do Pac Cups often.

Not quite as neat as shown...



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Posted 22 December 2013 - 12:15 AM

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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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:10 AM

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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Posted 22 December 2013 - 02:40 PM

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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Posted 22 December 2013 - 08:48 PM

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.

 

a8232f546b58c8867d0b7440e7c6139da343c31a



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Posted 23 December 2013 - 12:19 AM

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.

 a8232f546b58c8867d0b7440e7c6139da343c31a


Now that's funny......

#42 WhoaTed

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:46 AM

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?



#43 WhoaTed

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 01:50 AM

 

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.

 a8232f546b58c8867d0b7440e7c6139da343c31a


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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Posted 23 December 2013 - 02:36 AM

Thanks Dave. Hypnotic.

#45 Maxx Baqustae

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:49 AM

Yes. Thanks DaveK.



#46 George Hackett

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 01:20 AM

i was just lookiing at this today and if the Hobart was started today, it looks like one big kite run?!!!






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