This isn't the first time I've mentioned this wind map produced by Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg. The streaming visualization draws data from the National Digital Forecast Database to create a beautiful illustration of the wind. With Hurricane Sandy lashing at the east coast I thought this would be a great time to share one of the coolest maps ever.
From a cooling breeze to a force of destruction, the influence of wind in our lives is undeniable.
Wind spread man across the globe, and has even altered the course of events that otherwise seemed inevitable in history. The invisible force was attributed to gods in many cultures, but here is an stunning way to see the wind in action.