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    I don't think we have a single 'wrapper' for these topics - although naturally weather appears throughout our other posts. That's hardly surprising with our general interests!

    Anyway - let's see if this one flies - if not we'll either merge it with something else or lose it entirely.

    Has anyone else come across this site before Not sure the data's anything new, but I haven't seen animations like these before. This is quite interesting if you select an altitude of anything other than the ground - you start to see the effects of the jet streams very clearly.

    Another site that I find interesting from time to time is this one ..., showing lightning strikes worldwide pretty much as they happen.


  • #2
    They're very interesting, Mark, particularly the first one where, as you say, it shows the situation at different altitudes. Don't lose them.

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."


    • nari
      nari commented
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      Great sites, especially the one with the wind directions and strength. Jet streams have significant effects on climate and weather. Thanks.

  • #3
    In Norway, we have a website called and they have a lot of cool charts as well. I see this type of windcharts have become widely used lately as well:

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    • #4
      This is not the Arctic or Antarctic, but Chesapeake Bay in the US, at between 37 and 39.5 degr. North Latitude:

      You are lucky to live in Europe, most of you.
      The eqv. latitudes on the Atlantic coast of Europe would be abt. from Gibraltar to a bit north of Lisboa, Portugal.


      • nari
        nari commented
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        Certainly seems to confirm to doubting minds that the Gulf stream does not do much, it anything for the eastern coast of the USA.