Tag: atmospheric science

Planet Earth during hurricane Sandy, as depicted with a globe made from thousands of matchsticks.

That would be a literal description…




By Andy Yoder, via Visual News.

A whimsical look at the layers of the Earth and its atmosphere

Not to scale, but fun to look at nevertheless!


By Rachel Ignotofsky, available as a print too.

Looks quite pleasant, no? Mars: 4 billion years ago.

By NASA Goddard, via @christina_ochoa

European Space Agency can serve your imagery fix whilst NASA is down. #planetearthispretty

Colossal (and Devid Sketchbook) provides this awesome option.

Luckily there’s still at least one space agency still publishing photos of space (and space from Earth), the European Space Agency. The ESA has an incredible Observing the Earth archive that’s updated every week and each satelitte image is usually accompanied by a brief essay to explain a bit about what you’re looking at.

Now for the whoa part:





Via Colossal (and Devid Sketchbook)

I think I found the perfect set of images to depict the wonderful diverse nature of our sky and atmosphere.

These remarkable images are by Manuel Cosentino, and depict the same house, photographed from the same position at different times over a two year period.

Behind a Little House

Behind a Little House


Behind a Little House

Behind a Little House


Behind a Little House

Via Colossal.

Talk about context in language. #phasesofmatter

The Indonesian word for water is air.

Via Futility Closet.

Wow. This here is what you would call a gigantic rotating supercell!

supercell is a thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft.[1] For this reason, these storms are sometimes referred to asrotating thunderstorms.[2] Of the four classifications of thunderstorms (supercell, squall line,multi-cell, and single-cell), supercells are the overall least common and have the potential to be the most severe. Supercells are often isolated from other thunderstorms, and can dominate the local climate up to 32 kilometres (20 mi) away. (From Wikipedia)

A supercell near Booker, Texas from Mike Olbinski on Vimeo.

By Mike Olbinski, via Colossal

Lightning photo PLUS lightning photo PLUS math EQUALS #verycool









Analysis by Richard Wheeler. Pics by chordnine and Bobo1010

“Timestacked” photography of our Earth’s sky. Just shows the dynamic (and beautiful) nature of our atmosphere.

These would make a wonderful slide showing the dynamic nature of our atmospheric systems…





“…photographer Matt Molloy has daily encounters with brilliant sunsets and cloudscapes that he’s been photographing for over three years. One day he began experimenting with time-lapse sequences by taking hundreds of images as the sun set and the clouds moved through the sky.”

By Matt Molloy, text via Colossal

Mini magnetically floating cloud.


Kinetic sculpture. Plexiglas, Magnet, electro-magnetset, Cotton wool. 20x20x40

By Laurent Debraux, via Colossal.

This piece is called “Even the air and the water obey (the Laws of Thermodynamics). Part 1” #hotartcard

Thinking of entering my own art at the upcoming #hotartcard event. Although to be honest, I’m more of a “I only draw/paint because my walls look a bit empty, and I’m actually a scientist, so feel a little funny calling myself an artist” kind of artist.


Even the air and the water obey (the Laws of Thermodynamics). Part 1
(pastels and charcoal)

Posters showing the layers of the atmosphere, the ocean, and our planet Earth. #pretty




From Brainstorm, via @darwinsbulldog

Sun Power – lovely illustrations by Don Madden






By Don Madden, via myvintagebookcollectioninblogform.blogspot.ca, via Stacy Thinx.

(Almost) real time wind map is very cool. Plus, I think I see the face of Chewbacca!

Check it out here. (Thanks Ian!)

Styrofoam cup cloud #whoa

A picture I’m sure I can use if I want to talk about consumerism, waste, and our climate.

Plus, whoa…

By Tara Donovan via My Modern Met.

Cloud spotting in your coffee cup

By Kevin Van Aelst

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