Of all weather phenomena — sun, rain, snow, cloud — wind is the most consistent, from light breezes to full-on gales. The two visualizations show wind data in a compelling manner. The first shows winds across the US for March 28, 2012. The second shows ocean winds around the globe from July 2005-August 2007.
An NPR story on the ocean winds called them “strangely Van Goghish.”
Note: Each video has different ambient music. I wouldn’t play them both at once.
[Hat tip to Phil Davis for the idea and ocean winds link.]