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19 de Octubre 2005

Storm Tracking Tools - Hurricane Wilma

With another Category 5 storm to watch (Hurricane Wilma) this is a good time to remind people that Google Earth can be a powerful tool for tracking storms. Here is a collection of automated storm tracking tools for instant use within Google Earth. These tools allow you to see the track and forecasts for all current tropical storms around the world. They also give you access to nearby towns, webcams at those towns, satellite photos (water vapor, infared, visible), spectral scans, sea surface temperatures, global cloud maps, and more. Also included is a variety of published data including winds, barometric pressure, and much more.

[Edit 20-Oct-2005: added Global NASA dynamic data including SST, Rainfall, and wind magnitudes. From pdchawaii].

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 19 de Octubre 2005 a las 08:38 AM

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    Does anyone know of link for a world wide water temp map?

    Enviado por: Al at 22 de Octubre 2005 a las 10:49 PM

    It's in the storm tracking tools KMZ file I've provided. There's actually more than one version. Look for SST (Sea Surface Temperature) placemarks.

    Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 23 de Octubre 2005 a las 02:11 PM

    Dear google,
    This website is cool, I didn't ever see this concept before, this website is also imprasive and I don't have words to say about this website, but I will tell you something, you are genious.

    Aqeel Ahmed

    Enviado por: Aqeel Ahmed at 7 de Noviembre 2005 a las 07:54 AM

    I have downloaded your overlays and find them quite useful. I notice that the registration is off quite some distance in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacific. Is there a way of fine tuning this? Your overlay in this area has another map with them which reveals the large errors.


    Enviado por: Roy at 8 de Noviembre 2005 a las 05:39 AM

    Some satellite photos are taken at angles which require special manipulation software to correct the projection onto the speherical earth. The authors of these tools don't necessarily have access to such special software, and focus on aligning for the focus of the photo. If you have a better source for the photo, you can recommend it to the authors (or me) and we can try to get it updated.

    Enviado por: Frank Taylor at 8 de Noviembre 2005 a las 10:29 PM

    I am doing a report on storm tracking for my fifth grade science class. Can you lead me to a web site where I can find out information about what is storm tracking? Thanks

    Enviado por: Tom at 19 de Marzo 2007 a las 04:09 PM

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