Tuesday, August 31, 2010

How to find a Hurricane (again)

A year ago I mentioned the excellent visualisation provided by MSNBC's Hurricane Tracker. Here's another: IbisEye, which seems to have been built by the Sarasota (USA FL) Herald Tribune newspaper. Nice presentation and good use of current GOES imagery. Of course there's also the Weather layer in Google Earth 5.2 which also provides a realistic presentation. These online tools synthesizing current and available data don't take away the role of your normal weather service; but with the first Category 4 hurricane (Earl) of the Atlantic season underway and another storm(s) (Fiona) formed/forming they are quick and informative ways to stay informed. Thanks N. Woof.

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