a glacier near Skaftafell, Iceland. +64° 10’ 6.80”, -17° 10’ 15.40”
Eastward wind velocity is plotted at a variety of pressure levels. The animation goes with decreasing pressure, so increasing altitude. Things to notice:
- The jet stream behaving like an ocean wave breaking
- Disparities between the hemispheres
- There is a point directly above Chicago where the air stops trying to push people over
Just look at all this solar energy potential!
maps via National Renewable Energy Labratory