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Look at This: Every Recorded Hurricane Since 1851 on One Map

80beatsBy Sophie BushwickAugust 24, 2012 6:16 PM


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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a tropical storm and hurricane data archive that stretches back to 1851. But looking at each storm individually doesn’t have nearly as much impact as seeing them all projected onto a map at once. Data visualization expert John Nelson combined data on historical storms’ paths and intensities

to create this stunning image, where the color of a dot represents that storm’s intensity. The photo links to a larger version, but for a resolution high enough to see each individual point, click here

. [via io9


Image courtesy of IDVsolutions / flickr

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