Dynamic Earth - Winds

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    Led by Earth's endless quest to equalize the dispersion of heat, winds whip around the world in this NASA-created image, a still capture from a 4-minute excerpt of "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine," a fulldome, high-resolution movie playing at planetariums around the world.

    The excerpt explores the fundamental power of the sun and how its energy drives the climate on Earth, and is made up entirely of new visualizations -- created by NASA Goddard's Scientific Visualization Studio -- that illustrate NASA satellite and model data of a coronal mass ejection from the sun, Earth's magnetic fields, and winds and ocean currents circulating around our planet.

    To see the full, narrated excerpt, go to: youtu.be/ujBi9Ba8hqs

    These visualizations were recently accepted to be shown at the SIGGRAPH 2012 computer animation conference. To read more about this, go to:


    The excerpt was also the basis for the 100th story released through the Scientific Visualization Studio's iPad app, called NASA Visualization Explorer. To see the app story in web form and to download the app, go to:


    Alina Dorzbächer, "CHAITANYA PANDAY", and 104 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ♫ Lion ♫ 34 months ago | reply

      Very interesting:)

    2. Tom Evensen 34 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing. Very informative. Very good work!

    3. prevention_web 14 months ago | reply

      Thank you for putting this photo under CC. We used it for our story ‘Useful and used’ data key to building resilience
      URLhttp://www.preventionweb.net/english/professional/news/v.php?id=36207. You can see the credit when you mouse over the photo.

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