The map above is a screenshot of world wind patterns from Windyty, an absolutely stunning interactive website, that allows you to see global wind and weather patterns.
The website is the brainchild of Ivo, who says he loves the wind. On the website he states that:
I am an addicted kiter, helicopter and jet pilot, who seeks the wind, waves, METARs and powder snow almost constantly. Since programming is my passion I coded Windyty.com in 2014 as my pet project, using open source codes of Cameron Becarrio. My goal is to keep Windyty small and fast, rather than to destroy it by adding new features, and making is slow and big.
In addition to the wind, there are also other weather patterns such as temperature:
To learn more about the wind have a look at the following books:
- And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air
- Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
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