- Storm Tracks WebGL Too is an updated version of a previous experiment I made years ago to plot the tracks of all storms since 1850 to the present day.
- Now uses much more efficient technology to render the tracks
- Updated list of storms with improved historical data as well as storm data up to September 2017
- More than 9,300 storms and around 250,000 track points
- Notice how storms never cross the equator - I'd love to know why...
- Press the left button and move the mouse to rotate the rotate
- Use the scroll wheel to zoom in and out
- Use the green slider to select the first year to plot storms for
- Use the multicolor slider representing the Saffir–Simpson hurricane wind scale to select the maximum wind speed in knots displayed
- Use the control to enter full screen mode and view the experiment on your 102" LCD TV in all its glory. Press the ESC key to revert to normal
- Use the control to open a new browser window with the current settings (useful for sharing URLs)
- Enter names or parts of a name in the filter box to restrict the storms plotted. E.G. Katrina or Irma
- Test more thoroughly on other browsers and OSs - I use Chrome on OS X and have not managed much testing outside of this configuration
- Get it working on mobile browsers now that they all support WebGL
- Implement a feature that allows users to click on a track and find out the name, peak wind speed, dates etc.
- Figure out why antialiasing is off on Firefox and fix it - it looks horrible
- Remove the dependency on JQuery - it's great but I only need it in one place to deal with the name filter input widget in a cross browser fashion
- Probably much, much more I haven't thought of yet
- Visit my page at http://callum.com to see other examples of my work and contact information
- The source code for this project is available along with source for everything else I've made here
- Advice, suggestions, bug reports much appreciated