This is so cool! With this tool, called “Earth Wind Map”, an animated map of global wind, weather, and ocean conditions, you can see current wind speeds all over the Earth, in real-time!

Earth Wind Map screenshot
A screenshot of the Earth Wind Map. It is an interactive map showing current wind speeds all over the Earth.

See the tool here.

They have also a Facebook page. They published the animation below, which shows a full, one-year time-lapse animation of surface winds from Jan 1, 2017, to Jan 1, 2018, over the Western Hemisphere. The data come from NWS’s GFS numerical weather model). Blue colors represent slower winds. Greens and yellows are faster winds. Streamlines show the direction of the wind in each frame of the animation.

2017: one year time-lapse of surface winds over the Western Hemisphere

Earth” is an open-source project. Source code is available on GitHub.

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