Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Hurricanes Flip-Book Style

Here are 33 years of hurricane seasons lobbed into a bloated and clunky animation (it may take a few moments to fully paint in).  I've retained the newest 33 years of data, sourced form the original visualization of hurricanes since 1851, to get a baseline sense of activity all over the globe (collection was less consistent in earlier years).

I was interested to get a sense of the overall proportion of storms in the various basins compared to the relative number of high-category hurricanes.  I would have expected more storms overall per season in the Atlantic, but when they form they do tend to get ferocious.

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