Historical Maps of Tornado Paths in the US

Tornado Paths in Google EarthSomeone from the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan posted a Google Maps mashup which shows the paths of tornadoes from 1950-2004 (they have plans to do more). If you click on the tornado icon for one of the paths, you can click on the tab which says “Fly the Path” which lets you download the path for that tornado into Google Earth. This way you can get a close view in 3D of the path of the tornado.
It would be nice if they also let you download an entire month’s worth of tornado paths into GE. I’d like to see someone use this same technique for hurricane paths. The same interface could be used with just a different data set.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was released. He worked in 3D graphics for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank left in 2009 to circumnavigate the earth by sailboat as part of the Tahina Expedition.



Comments

  1. Hi-
    Is there a kmz file to download this?
    Thanks!

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