Posts tagged "weather"

Sunset quality forecasting

Forget temperature and rain weather forecasts. I want to know when the sunset will look really good in a picture. Good thing SunsetWx now exists. It predicts "sunset quality" based on a mix of meteorlogical factors. [A]s a landscape photographer, there are certain variables I look for each evening before making the decision to take time out of my day and photograph the sunset. The most important factor I look...

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Mapping ice layers with radar data

I don't know exactly how much data NASA has in the bank, but I think it's a lot. Explained in the video below, they estimated the age of ice layers in Greenland by flying a plane over the Greenland Ice Sheet and pulsing radar to gather information. Tags: ice, NASA, weather

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Feeling hot, hot, hot

When you look at overall global temperatures over time, you see a rising line and new heat records set. Instead of just one line though, Tom Randall and Blacki Migliozzi for Bloomberg split up the time series by year and animated it. Each year is overlaid on top of the other with a new time series in each frame. The dotted line rises too as new records are set, and...

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