background preloader

SVS Animation 3827 - Perpetual Ocean

SVS Animation 3827 - Perpetual Ocean
Short URL to share this page: Mission: Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Data Used: Hipparcos/Telescope/Tycho 2 Catalogue GTOPO30 Topography and Bathymetry ECCO2 High Resolution Ocean and Sea Ice Model 06/2006 - 12/2007 This item is part of this series: Flows Keywords: SVS >> Ocean DLESE >> Physical oceanography GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans >> Ocean Circulation >> Ocean Currents NASA Science >> Earth GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G.

Shared storage for OpenStack based on DRBD-Mozilla Firefox Storage is a tricky part of the cloud environment. We want it to be fast, to be network-accessible and to be as reliable as possible. One way is to go to the shop and buy yourself a SAN solution from a prominent vendor for solid money. Another way is to take commodity hardware and use open source magic to turn it into distributed network storage. Guess what we did? We have several primary goals ahead. How to use cells and conditional formatting to make a map in Excel The Excel Charts Blog There are several objects in Excel you can make a map with. If you want to use shapes, you can follow my tutorial. You can also use a scatter plot. The map above uses cells and conditional formatting. So, here is how to do it (this example used population data): Get a table from the US Census Bureau with latitude, longitude and population data by county.In a new sheet, calculate longitude intervals and use them as column headers (I’m using a 0.25 interval: lower means more resolution but more columns);Calculate latitude intervals and use them as row headers;With the SUMPRODUCT() function calculate total population, total area and density for each latitude and longitude class;Set column width to 5 or 6 pixels and do the same with row height;Select the entire table and add conditional formatting as you like;

Natural History Nature Documentary Understanding large-scale global climate and local weather patterns is important. Majority of our planet is covered by oceans therefore understanding ocean dynamics is key for making climatic forecasts. Here you can watch four interrelated animations produced by NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio in a single video. All animations are based on simulations of high resolution satellite data on an impressively realistic General Circulation Model (GCMs) that NASA uses called ECCO2 (Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean Phase II). These simulations based on real data is crucial for understanding major global problems such as ocean acidification due to increased carbondioxide levels in the atmosphere. First animation called “Perpetual Ocean” shows ocean surface currents measured between July 2005 and December 2007.

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country Continue reading the main story If global carbon emissions and sea levels are affected by climate change , about 2.6 percent of the global population (about 177 million people) will be living in a place at risk of regular flooding. Share of population exposed to coastal flooding Boxes represent coastal countries and are sized according to the number of people expected to be exposed to regular flooding by 2100. People exposed by continent

Edward Tufte Edward Tufte is a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Business Week as the "Galileo of graphics." He is now writing a book/film The Thinking Eye and constructing a 234-acre tree farm and sculpture park in northwest Connecticut, which will show his artworks and remain open space in perpetuity.

Plotting the Expansion of the US Through Post Offices This post was written by Andy Kirk, founder and editor of Andy will be guest editing Information Aesthetics for a short period while Andrew takes a well earned break. Another of the most discussed and viewed projects over the past week has been the visualization by Derek Watkins [] which presents an animated sequence of the expansion of the US depicted by the spread of post offices. You can read in detail about Derek's data gathering and design process in his blog post but in a nutshell he scraped post office location information from the USPS Postmaster Finder, plotted their lat/long coordinates and developed the animated visualization using Processing. The result is a fascinating historical journey through the expansion of the US as it transforms from the lopsided weight of population in the East to the development of the West. You can view the animated visualization via the embedded video below or in higher quality HD and 1080p on vimeo.

Southern Ocean dredges up more surprises — SAMS 22 Dec 2013, Oban -- Scientists have been surprised to discover that the strength of the world’s largest ocean current has remained similar over tens of thousands of years, despite vast differences in the world’s climate during that time. The current circumnavigates the Antarctic and when analysed it showed that its strength in comparatively recent times matched its strength during the last ice age. This was unexpected because ocean circulation—a network of interconnected currents—is affected by climate, winds, the amount of heat entering the ocean, and the size of the sea ice field, some of which were considerably different between the times studied. This new information has given researchers a better insight in to how the current has responded to changes in its driving forces, and how it might change in the future. Known as the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC), this current connects the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Links

How what you eat demands more water than you think it does California's crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, such as replacing grass lawns and minding how long you leave the tap water running. But what about the food on your plate? Agriculture uses 80% of California's water supply, and producing what you eat can require a surprising amount of water. The Joy of Stats About the video Hans Rosling says there’s nothing boring about stats, and then goes on to prove it. A one-hour long documentary produced by Wingspan Productions and broadcast by BBC, 2010. A DVD is available to order from Wingspan Productions. Director & Producer; Dan Hillman, Executive Producer: Archie Baron.