Clouds in three dimensions

Visualisation plays a huge role in the study of weather data, such as temperature, air pressure and the cloud water content of the atmosphere. Displaying this data graphically is quite natural, since it has clear spatial reference points and is very simple to superimpose on maps.

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The Evolution of a Scientific American Graphic: Beetle Resurrection – Scientific American Blog Network

The Evolution of a <i>Scientific American</i> Graphic: Beetle Resurrection

In terms of what to show: the beetle’s underground activity on the carcass was clearly rich with visual possibilities, as was its—exceedingly rare in the insect world—co-parenting behavior. The question was how to represent these behaviors with maximum visual impact.

Source : The Evolution of a Scientific American Graphic: Beetle Resurrection – Scientific American Blog Network