Saturday, March 31, 2012

The wind speed map as a rocket tool?

When I mentioned the wind speed map (http://hint.fm/wind/) last week, I was focused on the ethereal, dynaic patterns.  I didn't really think about what it would be useful for.  Well, today I zoomed in the Maryland's Eastern Shore (home to MDRA's fields).  It suddenly struck me that it may be a good tool to get an up-to-date assessment of wind speed and direction.  Seeing the flow meant more to me than a mere heading.