Hurricane Rita – Using Google Earth to Track

Hurricane Rita track in Google EarthDue to Hurricane Rita, there’s a lot of interest in finding tools for tracking and watching the hurricane. Normally I write stories on one application/tool at a time, but given the intense interest in these tools I’m just going to share all the main tools I have found useful.
Here is my list of Hurricane weather tools from my My Places folder. You will want to open the various sub folders and explore the different types of information (satellite photos, sea surface temperatures, computer models, and more).
Contained within this folder are actually contributions from dozens of individuals. You all deserve credit, but in the interest of timing I’m just throwing this stuff out. The main two tracking tools I’ve written about here. You can find most of these tools and other related web sites in a post maintained by a Google employee at the Google Earth Community here.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. montana_morrison says:

    This is a great idea! I may just have to borrow it. ;^)

  2. Thanks for the toolkit, it is very awesome work!

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