Earth Wind Map

Maxx Baqustae

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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.

 

ecsimonson

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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.
 

bgytr

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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.

 

monsoon

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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

 

bgytr

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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.

 

bgytr

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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
 

Reht

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

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

 

MR.CLEAN

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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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