Modelling Weather: Wind, Clouds, and T2M.
- Visualizations by:
- Alex Kekesi
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The ocean color layer ranging from blue to orange depict air temperatures 2 meters (T2M) above sea level. Since Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) are typically measured at sea level and below, the T2M model output behaves somewhat differently. Nonetheless, it is a reasonable proxy to SST.
Landcover information is taken from the Next Generation Blue Marble dataset.
Sea Ice is depicted as solid white and clouds are shades of white.
The wind layer is depicted as flowing white arrows.
This project was developed in support of a hyperwall show titled "Pursuit of Light" which is scheduled to premiere on April 19, 2012 at the Smithsonian Uvar-Hazy Center during the space shuttle Discovery Transfer Ceremony on a Jumbotron. The hyperwall itself is a multi-screen display system that allows for the display of very high resolution images beyond current 1080p HDTV standards, allowing for much greater detail to be shown on much larger screens. Please click here for more information on NASA's travelling hyperwall.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
- Alex Kekesi (GST) [Lead]
- Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC)
- William Putman (NASA/GSFC)
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Datasets used in this visualization
GEOS Atmospheric Model
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