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Visualization: Every hurricane since 1851

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

On Monday, our friends at The Guardian Data Store posted a very cool visualization of the world's hurricanes since 1851 by John Nelson.

The underlying dataset is from NOAA's massive database of extreme weather, available for download in various forms here. For those interested in playing with the data, we imported the data about all hurricanes since the 2000 season from the 6MB CSV version of the file containing all storms into Fusion Tables for people to play with: Global hurricanes since 2000 season. Each storm has multiple rows based on that storm's movement. If you do something interesting with the data, we'd love to see it!


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