We’ve all seen images of extreme weather from space. But none of those could prepare us for this video just released by NASA’s Scientific Visualisation Studio.Using real data, this simulation’s volume-rendered clouds depict seven days in 2005 when a category-4 typhoon developed off the coast of China.
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When we think of the Earth holistically, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts, it takes on a new meaning.
Our planet functions as a single organism that maintains conditions necessary for its survival.Scientists used data from NASA’s Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5), to depict the simulation’s volume-rendered clouds.
This particular run of the simulation, called 7km GEOS-5 Nature Run (7km-G5NR), was executed on a supercomputer. This short visualization produced petabytes of output and referenced nearly a terabyte of brick map files.