Google Wind Visualization

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Two researchers from Google’s “Big Picture” research group have created this artistic web app that uses publicly available wind-speed data from the National Digital Forecast Database to create a real-time animated map of the U.S.   Head here to see the current map, and a gallery of archived maps that are pleasing to the eye: http://hint.fm/wind/index.html

National Digital Forecast Database : http://ndfd.weather.gov/technical.htm

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About Kai Hansen

Kai holds a BArch and MSArch from The IIT College of Architecture, where he also worked as Network & Systems Coordinator. Prior to architecture, he worked in the fields of engineering and fabrication, specializing in rapid-prototyping and advanced aerospace instrumentation. This background is the foundation on which he has built a framework of expertise consisting of architectural design, physical computing and application development. As a result, Kai’s design methods reflect a strong desire to see his concepts actualized, and a multi-disciplinary approach that carry into each of his endeavors. Given the availability of emerging technologies and increased awareness of performative building metrics, he holds the firm belief that the mating of dynamic and intelligent building systems is the area of greatest opportunity to impact the life-cycle performance of existing and future dwellings.

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