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Clouds and Storms

A new Google Chrome Experiment showing the cloud coverage around the world

September 27, 2012

After the Global Arms Trade, another beautiful visualization from Google Chrome Experiments, this time showing the cloud coverage around the world from July 1, 2010 to September 12, 2012. With the Cloud Globe, you can see the major storms during that period, and enjoy the animated globe and timeline using two additional views: Vegetation and Currents.

(image: Cloud Globe | Google Chrome Experiments)

As far as the data used in this visualization goes, cloud imagery came from the Google Maps team and the US Naval Research Lab, the storm data was provided by U.S. NOAA/National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), vegetation came from NASA Earth Observations and the ocean current information was collected by NOC.

(image: Cloud Globe – Storms | Google Chrome Experiments)
(image: Cloud Globe – Vegetation | Google Chrome Experiments)
(image: Cloud Globe – Currents | Google Chrome Experiments)

Links: Flowing Data – Global cloud coverage | Google Chrome Experiments – Cloud Globe

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.