Tracking hurricanes in Google Earth

The 2011 hurricane season is in full swing, and Google has recently added a nice set of hurricane-related data to Google Earth. Simply make sure that your "Places" layer is enabled, and you'll see … [Read more...]

3D model of Joplin tornado debris

Not long ago, we showed you some fresh imagery from Joplin, MO, after they were hit by that devastating tornado. Steve Ansari from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) recently sent us an … [Read more...]

GeoEye releases some aerial imagery from the Joplin tornado

It's been a few days since a devastating F5 tornado ripped through Joplin, Missouri, and we're just starting to get some aerial imagery of the area. GeoEye, by way of MJ Harden and their digital … [Read more...]

A collection of weather and storm tracking tools for Google Earth

A few years ago, Frank collected a variety of weather-related tools for Google Earth and put them into a nice package. Since then, a few of those tools have disappeared and a few new ones have been … [Read more...]

Slick tool to view before/after shots of the Tuscaloosa storm

In the days following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, we showed you a great tool from ABC news that used Google Earth imagery with a slider to flip back and forth between pre and post-earthquake … [Read more...]

High-res imagery of the Mississippi River flooding

GeoEye has just released some brand new high-res imagery of the flooding that is happening near Cairo, Illinois, due to the rising Mississippi and Ohio rivers. You can view it yourself using this KML … [Read more...]

Google releases imagery from the recent tornadoes

As Google often does after a major disaster, they've reacted quickly and have already posted some imagery (via GeoEye) of areas in Alabama that were hardest hit by the tornadoes a few days ago. You … [Read more...]

Tracking tornadoes in Google Earth

With storms again ripping through the country, many of us are on the lookout for tornadoes. While it can't help you prepare for one, Tornado Paths, created by Perry Samson at the University of … [Read more...]

Paved highways of clouds

The NASA Earth Observatory "Image of the Day" often posts some amazing images, such as some great images from the Gulf oil spill last April. I love the way that NASA describes today's image, shown … [Read more...]

Imagery from the landslides in Brazil

Back in mid-January, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina and other areas of Brazil expereinced devastating mudslides as the result of nearly 10 inches of rain in a single day. The landslides are reported … [Read more...]