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October 31, 2012

by Wendy Lovelady and Helen Chappell

NC Museum of Natural Sciences Exhibits Blog

by Wendy Lovelady and Helen Chappell

What can a museum–a place generally associated with old, dusty stuff–tell you about the weather right now? Well, we do try to keep things as up-to-date as possible around here, but it’s hard to update traditional exhibits for one-time events (no matter how BIG those one time events might be).  The monster storm Sandy is pummeling the East Coast right now, so here are a few ways for you to think like a scientist during the storm.

1. First let’s take a moment to appreciate the wind. Sandy’s swirling winds are mesmerizing, and you can see them here in this real-time map:

This visualization is based on data from the National Weather Service. Taking raw data and presenting it in an attractive visual format is one of the main goals of museum exhibits. This particular site is simple, elegant, and easy to understand…

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