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(io9)   Fascinating timelapse shows an entire year's worth of Earth's weather   ( divider line
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2436 clicks; posted to Geek » on 30 Jan 2014 at 2:44 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-01-30 02:55:55 PM  
several Asian cyclones starting at ~6:05
2014-01-30 03:22:18 PM  
2014-01-30 03:34:25 PM  
The diurnal convection "heartbeat" is pretty neat.
2014-01-30 03:46:50 PM  
i would love to see the similar one for 2012 around the time Sandy hit.
2014-01-30 03:50:24 PM  
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2014-01-30 04:01:03 PM  
For comparison, here is a relatively recent (2-year old) supercomputer simulation of the atmospheric circulation.  (It shows precipitable water instead of cloud top temperature, but same basic idea.)
2014-01-30 05:13:18 PM  

ManateeGag: i would love to see the similar one for 2012 around the time Sandy hit.

Indeed, unfortunately (well fortunately in real life) 2013 was a very weak hurricane season.

I've seen something similar for 2005... its pretty nasty.
2014-01-30 07:14:28 PM  
It is interesting to see how the weather for the southern US changes between winter and summer.  In the winter, you see storms peel off of the Intertropical Convergence Zone between Hawaii and Baja California, traveling northeast over the southern United States and northern Mexico. Then starting in June, you see storms peel off the ICZ in the Caribbean, traveling northwest across the Gulf and into the southern US and northern Mexico.  That's the summer monsoon that brings rain to the southwest.
2014-01-30 09:14:18 PM  
Very cool, almost hypnotic video.

Very unfortunate, though, that every video recommended by YouTube once it completes is some crazy-ass conspiracy/truther/nutjob video.
2014-01-30 10:11:44 PM  
His voice is annoying
2014-01-30 11:16:18 PM  
2014-01-31 02:03:51 AM  
Good find Subby.

Strange and unexpected payoff from this video:  I showed it to my house mate and he noticed that the winds in the extreme north and south of the video were moving faster than the centre, and was about to ask me about it when he joined the dots together himself and realised its because the earth is spherical but the map is rectangular.  He figured out map projection from watching it, something he'd never really thought about.
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