Google engineers create wind map
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Entertainment.

Never before has wind appeared so strikingly beautiful.

First posted back in March by a group of Google computer scientists, this wind map of the United States is updated hourly via information from the National Weather Service’s forecast database. It’s a rather hypnotizing display of currents at work and a fascinating look at the invisible forces that drive our weather.

“An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future,” the site says, later plugging a Wikipedia entry on wind power.

Want to see what the wind is like in your area? Jump here to view the site and revel in its simple beauty. 

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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