Material Detail

VentuSky Weather Forecast Maps

VentuSky Weather Forecast Maps

The Ventusky application is accessible to anyone around the world, aimed at improving awareness about meteorological events in our atmosphere. Through the use of animated arcs, VentuSky's visualisation clearly differentiates the direction of movement and height of both wind waves and swells. For the other meteorological elements, colour scales appropriately illustrate precipitation, air pressure, and temperature. The colours correspond with the feeling that the given weather phenomena evokes in us. For temperature, blue illustrates cool weather while dark red depicts hot desert air. For precipitation blue colours represent low precipitation totals that will not result in floods. Orange and red hues, on the other hand, are dangerous and may bring flooding.

Rate

Quality

  • Peer Review
  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material

Browse...

Disciplines with similar materials as VentuSky Weather Forecast Maps

Comments

Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.