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(Courier Mail)   Somebody has created a map that shows every tropical hurricane, cyclone and typhoon since 1851. It's even cooler when you're high   (couriermail.com.au) divider line 42
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2012-08-28 08:32:44 AM
Wow, it seems like deja vu all over again...
 
2012-08-28 08:35:34 AM
Wonder who would win; a hurricane vs a volcano.
 
2012-08-28 08:36:58 AM
does it track hurricane based rapes?

i'd imagine rapes would go up cause people don't have anywhere to go in a hurricane. and no one to call (cause phones are down)
 
2012-08-28 08:37:33 AM
www.brendan-nyhan.com
 
2012-08-28 08:44:12 AM
This is an awesome map. I saw it last week on the Geek tab.
 
2012-08-28 08:45:10 AM
Seriously cool find, subby.

/tracked Isaac most of last week for a client in the Dominican Republic
//C.Met.
 
2012-08-28 08:47:17 AM
Damn Australians, nobody wants to see what the bottom of the world looks like.
 
2012-08-28 08:49:08 AM

PabloHosehead: Wow, it seems like deja vu all over again...


He was probably stoned the first time this was greenlit.
 
2012-08-28 08:49:42 AM
was never a storm quite like Hugo. I was nearly 7. it was wild.

csb
 
2012-08-28 08:50:12 AM
Its forming some kind of SUPER HURRICANE! Somebody call Red Tornado!
 
2012-08-28 08:55:09 AM
Repeat tag broken or sumpin'?
 
2012-08-28 08:58:14 AM
But the records only go back to 1851 when the hall of records was mysteriously blown away.
 
2012-08-28 09:05:06 AM
Have you ever seen a map that shows every tropical hurricane, cyclone and typhoon since 1851... ON WEED???
 
2012-08-28 09:06:52 AM
Can someone plot the track of every time this pops up so we can get a good prediction of where it will hit next
 
2012-08-28 09:09:54 AM

Deep Contact: Wonder who would win; a hurricane vs a volcano.


Volcano.

/ that was easy!
 
2012-08-28 09:20:02 AM

Jon iz teh kewl: i'd imagine rapes would go up cause people don't have anywhere to go in a hurricane. and no one to call (cause phones are down)


Or not:

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/sep2005/lies-s30.shtml
 
2012-08-28 09:28:39 AM
Isn't this what the repeat tag is for?
 
2012-08-28 09:57:51 AM
Pretty cool maps. Living in the center of the US they dont really do me much good. But I am looking forward to testing this theory after work.

It's even cooler when you're high
 
2012-08-28 10:01:48 AM
Anniversary of Irene today too... so glad I'm not locked in a motel again.

Godspeed, southern friends.
 
2012-08-28 10:04:37 AM
Crappy news article doesn't link to the Black-Light poster sized version.


Here
 
2012-08-28 10:07:20 AM

PabloHosehead: Wow, it seems like deja vu all over again...


Was going to say wasn't this map looking at me the other day?
4 days ago in the geek tab...
 
2012-08-28 10:45:59 AM
everything is, subby.
 
2012-08-28 10:58:18 AM
 
2012-08-28 11:10:31 AM
Let's take some interesting information, then display it in a format that people can't relate to.
 
2012-08-28 11:42:12 AM
This "map" sucked before and now it has resucked.

If you want to make a useful damned map use a global projection that is in common use!
 
2012-08-28 11:47:00 AM

SanjiSasuke: Its forming some kind of SUPER HURRICANE! Somebody call Red Tornado!


I thought you were going to call the super hurricane Red Tomato. I'm very disappopinted it isn't to be so.
 
2012-08-28 12:13:42 PM
This is the best hurricane page to check for knowing when the time has come to stock up on snacks:

Jay's Hurricane Images
 
2012-08-28 12:24:44 PM
That is a nice map, but seemingly a very odd projection of the earth. Can someone explain how the continents have been displayed?
 
2012-08-28 12:33:05 PM

import silvia: This "map" sucked before and now it has resucked.

If you want to make a useful damned map use a global projection that is in common use!


The projection doesn't bother me as much as the "dots" of data. A storm should be interpolated into a swath, not a series of dots every twelve hours.

Then it would look cool.
 
2012-08-28 12:33:07 PM

RoyBatty: That is a nice map, but seemingly a very odd projection of the earth. Can someone explain how the continents have been displayed?


Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centered on the south poll, according to Strange Maps where I first saw this. (I follow it on Google Reader).
 
2012-08-28 12:36:15 PM

FTGodWin: import silvia: This "map" sucked before and now it has resucked.

If you want to make a useful damned map use a global projection that is in common use!

The projection doesn't bother me as much as the "dots" of data. A storm should be interpolated into a swath, not a series of dots every twelve hours.

Then it would look cool.


I like how the projection makes all the world's hurricanes look a bit like they follow a spiral. But other than that I like the other projections better too. You can see them on the ORIGINAL website, IDV User Experience: Hurricanes since 1851.

And I think the dots are good at allowing historical hurricanes to still shine through, so that the map correctly conveys the historical density of the hurricanes.
 
2012-08-28 12:36:51 PM

Enigmamf: RoyBatty: That is a nice map, but seemingly a very odd projection of the earth. Can someone explain how the continents have been displayed?

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centered on the south poll, according to Strange Maps where I first saw this. (I follow it on Google Reader).


Ooops, I meant to say "The Map Room". I follow two map blogs, and get them confused sometimes.
 
2012-08-28 12:56:03 PM

Enigmamf: RoyBatty: That is a nice map, but seemingly a very odd projection of the earth. Can someone explain how the continents have been displayed?

Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centered on the south poll, according to Strange Maps where I first saw this. (I follow it on Google Reader).


Thanks, actually, I was just repeating my comment from the first time this was posted.

However, let me repeat this too. On that map, North America and South America look out of alignment. North America looks rotated about 90 degrees. It doesn't, to my eye, look like the "inverse" of this:

upload.wikimedia.org

Hey, I never knew until just now, that the UN's emblem contained a similar projection.
 
2012-08-28 01:33:42 PM
It's even cooler when you're high

What isn't?
 
2012-08-28 01:54:02 PM

RoyBatty: Can someone explain how the continents have been displayed?


Poorly.
 
2012-08-28 01:55:29 PM

vonzales: This is the best hurricane page to check for knowing when the time has come to stock up on snacks:

Jay's Hurricane Images


I love the thunderstorm system off the NC coast that has a larger and more intense radar signal than the hurricane.
 
2012-08-28 02:06:52 PM

Deep Contact: Wonder who would win; a hurricane vs a volcano.


That happened with Mt Pinatubo. The answer is, Mother Nature won.
 
2012-08-28 02:27:17 PM

This text is now purple: vonzales: This is the best hurricane page to check for knowing when the time has come to stock up on snacks:

Jay's Hurricane Images

I love the thunderstorm system off the NC coast that has a larger and more intense radar signal than the hurricane.


si! It's huge! looks like it's heading for Europe though

Link
 
2012-08-28 05:27:06 PM
If hurricanes are "God's Punishment for Wickedness," he's sure got it in for denizens of the Bible Belt.
 
2012-08-28 05:44:31 PM

Deep Contact: Wonder who would win; a hurricane vs a volcano.


Do you write for the Syfy channel? If not, you missed your calling...
 
2012-08-28 07:57:56 PM

Gabrielmot: Deep Contact: Wonder who would win; a hurricane vs a volcano.

Do you write for the Syfy channel? If not, you missed your calling...


Next up on SyFy, Hurricano: Winds of Fiery Fury. Later tonight, Tornadaquake: Rage of Heaven and Earth, followed by Thunderflood: We're Running Out of Ideas.

...Nah, still not cheesy enough. Lemme get more booze.
 
2012-08-29 06:16:23 AM
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PSA : Don`t live where the bright marks are.

PSA 2 : If you choose to live where the bright marks are then don`t biatch about it.
 
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