ChaserTraser Visualizes Storm Chaser Movement Across the Continental US

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on February 10th, 2012

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/10/12
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