Wind Map

This animated map shows prevailing surface wind direction and strength across the lower 48 states of the US.

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Fernanda ViÃgas
Martin Wattenberg

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Could be incorporated into a discussion of where wind power might be most effectively implemented in the US.

Students could be assigned certain cities to focus on and identify the wind patterns.

Educator can access the archive animations and have students compare and contrast different days and events.