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Global Portrait of Wind Flow

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NASA GSFC; Link: http://www.nasa.gov/

This model shows the wind system on Earth. Near-ground wind flows are coloured in white (0-40 m/s), winds of the upper stratosphere are multi-coloured (0-175 m/s), while red signals the highest velocity. Cyclones appear as white dots above the ocean. The multi-coloured waves are the jet streams.

 

Modelling is based on several years of satellite-based observation, including sea surface temperature, as well as emissions caused by forest fires, volcanoes, and human sources.

 

Model: GEOS-5

Resolution: 10 km

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