Wind Visualized

Our atmosphere in motion has been abstracted to weather maps with highs and lows, as if they cause the motion, not the other way around. Weather scientists recognized the forces as a vector field and rendered that with zillions of little arrows. When these were allowed to move (with the wind) a new and excellent visualization emerged.

Fernanda ViƩgas and Martin Wattenberg made a name for themselves by taking the arrowheads off of the vectors and giving the beautiful result wide distribution. page

Cameron Beccario elevated field visualization to multiple physical properties at a global scale. site

Cameron offers many datasets including wind at altitude. Atmospheric pressure corresponds roughly to altitude. Several layers are meteorologically interesting. site

Chaos in the Jetstream suggests why we should all care what the wind does.

City Flows similarly visualizes human currents.