NASA Releases Visual Simulation of 2017’s Hurricane Season

To say 2017’s hurricane season was rough would be an understatement. Brutal seems more accurate, with many states and whole countries being left devastated in mother nature’s wake this year.

NASA has just released a visual simulation of this year’s hurricane season, and using basic science like wind tracking they determine the paths these storms took and the power of each storm.

As odd as it may sound to say, there is something peaceful (yet ominous) about seeing a year in storms play out in front of you in two, smooth minutes:

How they do it, more specifically, taken from a NASA press release:

This visualization uses data from NASA satellites, combined with mathematical models in a computer simulation allow scientists to study the physical processes in our atmosphere. By following the sea salt that is evaporated from the ocean, you can see the storms of the 2017 hurricane season.

All we can say at this point we is, we hope the storms tone it down a bit. The world has had a rough enough year, collectively.




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