wind simulator globe

World Wind

Wind is a valuable and abundant source of energy around the world. The speed and strength of wind available changes dramatically in different areas across the globe.

Researchers have developed a clever (and strangely hypnotic!) simulation of how wind acts across the globe.

wind simulator UK
View of the wind pattern off the coast of the UK and Ireland across the Atlantic Ocean.

The software also provides information about surface temperatures and other global weather conditions.

global temperature
Surface temperatures around the world. Red and orange show the warmest areas, while green and blue show cooler areas.

Using real time information (the simulation updates every 3 hours or so depending on the conditions you are viewing), you can zoom in and out of seas, countries and continents anywhere in the world.

So the next time you’re wondering how windy it is in Antarctica, now you’ll know!

Earth: a global map of wind, weather, and ocean conditions

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