The movement of air masses around the planet is fascinating. One can understand many climate related phenomena. It is also possible to predict short-term weather changes. Mapping such a dynamic phenomena is quite a challenge. Developer Cameron Beccario decided to work on that project and the effects are truly amazing.
The colour palette represents the speed of the wind from 0-360 km/h. Fortunately I haven’t noticed any pink colour on the map but I can imagine that witnessing ‘ a birth’ of a Hurricane can be scary yet fascinating.
There are also several projections to choose from, including: Atlantis, Azimuthal Equidistant, Conical Equidistant, Equirectangular, Orthographic, Stereographic, Waterman Butterfly and Winkel Tripel.
Check it out here. I think it’s one of the best mapping projects of 2013.