This is a full color, worldwide, animated weather map using GIS interface showing current and projected wind and other weather conditions for any location in the world. Data can be viewed at different spatial scales.

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Graphic can be used to teach a number of concepts in meteorology and severe storms.

Go through the wind speed key at the bottom of the graphic.

Could be used in a weather unit as a dynamic visualization to demonstrate the interconnections among wind energy, Coriolis force, pressure, temperature, and precipitation.

The animation would be particularly interesting to watch during a major storm, such as a hurricane or cyclone.