rhamphotheca:

Stunning visualization of 56 years of tornadoes in the US
Using information from data.gov, tech blogger John Nelson has created this spectacular image of tornado paths in the US over a 56 year period. The graphic categorizes the storms by F-scale with the brighter neon lines representing more violent storms. While tornadoes don’t travel in straight lines, Nelson explains that based on the data, the vectors were created using touchdown points and liftoff points.
He got the data from this Data.gov page doing a “tornado tracks” search.
See Nelson’s original post.
(via: PhysOrg)

rhamphotheca:

Stunning visualization of 56 years of tornadoes in the US

Using information from data.gov, tech blogger John Nelson has created this spectacular image of tornado paths in the US over a 56 year period. The graphic categorizes the storms by F-scale with the brighter neon lines representing more violent storms. While don’t travel in straight lines, Nelson explains that based on the data, the vectors were created using touchdown points and liftoff points.

He got the data from this Data.gov page doing a “tornado tracks” search.

See Nelson’s original post.

(via: PhysOrg)