This week’s post is a bit different because these are the first videos I’ve made where I didn’t take the photographs myself. I’ve been trying different web cam capturing programs for the last couple of weeks and came across these photo series. I downloaded the photos using the DownloadThemAll! Firefox extension (download link) and processed them normally with VirtualDub.
The first video was made from photos taken by NASA’s SOHO spacecraft. The blue color is used to show a limited temperature range. The website also offers green, yellow, and red versions to indicate different temperature ranges. I used six month’s worth of images for this video. The website offers a lot of other interesting photos and some lower quality time lapse movies, but high quality images are available if you’re interested in making your own video.
The second video was made from images created by SSEC at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The video shows daily sea surface temperature changes between January 2009 – January 2010. At the time of this post, these images are available on the SSEC website but have not been made in to a video by them.