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ChaserTraser Visualizes Storm Chaser Movement Across the Continental US

This time-lapse animation shows the movements of hundreds of storm chasers (and the storm cells they are chasing) across the United States–it’s a fascinating eye-in-the-sky look at storms and the tracking community surrounding them.

Courtesy of DataTechArt, the video takes GPS and storm data from May, 2011. They write:

Each spring and summer, hundreds of storm chasers, thrill-seekers, vacationers, and scientists search for nature’s wrath. CharserTracer is a visual animation piece showing chasers’ movements as they traverse the midwest seeking twisters. While over-hyped chaser TV shows like Storm Chasers show a heavily edited micro-view of storm chasing, I wanted to create an eye-in-the-sky view of how chasers chase.

Hit up the link below for more videos and additional information the process they used.

ChaserTracer [via O’Reilly Radar]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/10/12

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