Visualization of the Week: Chasing storm chasers

A visualization tracks the people who track big storms.

Hundreds of storm chasers and scientists are active during the spring and summer, the months when tornadoes are most likely to form over the Great Plains.

Tim Dye at Data Tech Art has created the following visualization that tracks the storm chasers. His ChaserTracer takes data from the Spotter Network and maps it alongside damage reports from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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