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10 Years of Weather

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This timelapse video captures the past 10 years’ worth of weather as seen by the GEOS-12 satellite during its service. It’s a mesmerizing look at the large-scale convective flow of Earth’s atmosphere. The prevailing winds for each region are clear from the motion of the clouds, but short-term effects are visible as well. June through November marks the Atlantic hurricane season, and you can see as storm after storm gets generated near western Africa and shoots westward toward North and Central America. You can also see the pattern tracks of these storms in these maps, which show 170 years’ worth of worldwide hurricane tracks.  (Video credit: NOAA; via Scientific American)

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