Global Weather Patterns Materialize in Hypnotic Animation

A mesmerizing new animation from a climate researcher in Norway shows how global weather patterns unfurled across the world, bringing droughts, cyclones and blizzards with them.

Mats Bentsen used climate data from the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecast and images from NASA’s Earth Observatory to create a stunning visualization of moisture transport across the Earth from September 1 to November 30, 2014.

Colorful Patterns

In the animation, white indicates moisture

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