Art of science? Both!This interactive visualization of wind patterns all around the world is created by a script that downloads weather data from the Global Forecast System at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction, part of NOAA/the National Weather Service. This raw data is then rendered in your browser in the form of a globe that can be moved (drag with the mouse) and zoomed in and out of (use your mouse scroll wheel).
The data is updated every 3 hours, so it is pretty close to real-time considering that this isn't just a small local dataset but covers the whole planet.
You can go play with it here: Earth Wind Map
It reminds me a little of this beautiful interactive animated wind map of the U.S., but I think it's even more beautiful, and it covers the whole planet, which is cool.
Via Earth Wind Map