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Huracán - Data Sonification and Visualization

Data Visualization and Sonification.


This project takes all of the hurricane data recorded since 1851 for the Atlantic Ocean on the NOAA website and reanimates it visually and sonically. 

In this animation, the circle represents the Hurricane moving along the recorded path, the wind speed determines the line thickness, the size of the circle, and the cutoff frequency for a low-pass filter over white noise. Using time-stamped data provided about the hurricanes, it was possible to map windspeed to the cutoff frequency for a filter over time. This results in line traces that seem like calligraphy and sounds which are eerily similar to the gusts of wind during a hurricane.