Thursday, December 11, 2008

Geek Out with some hurricane animation

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I did.

6 comments:

nephos said...

Wow, me too. Beautiful

Can you provide the link to the animation details (what is shown)?

Rionn Fears Malechem said...

It's 110 MB of water vapor; there's a narrative and subtitles that describe the images themselves. I don't have a text description, other than NOAA's Environmental Visualization Program is offering a high-resolution satellite animation of the 2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season. You may click the link below to download the file. If you encounter trouble, right-click the link and save file to your computer.

Beth said...

Very psychedelic. You guys would have loved the 60's. You call it geeking out...we called it tripping out :)

malechem said...

While we whippersnappers may object that geeking out and tripping out are different in substantive ways, we did have a geophysical fluid dynamics professor who was promoting a book full of cool images of fluids in motion.

Beth said...

I would agree that they are different but that video just took me back somehow:)

nephos said...

Oh, that book!

Mmmmm....bullets passing through a viscous medium...

But along the lines of the 60s I see it as an era when artists explored the visual implications of how light waves would appear if they had dispersive propagation in the same way as waves in fluids.