Data is beautiful and hurricane data exceptionally so! Artist John Nelson has mapped out every tropical storm documented by NOAA and NASA since 1851, and the results are gorgeous and startling. It doesn’t take a meteorologist’s degree to spot the obvious: The storms converge to form a larger entity that looks strikingly akin to a hurricane, as if hurricanes are just fractals for larger hurricanes.
"I hadn’t noticed the overarching cyclone-iness until others commented, the information just did that itself!" Nelson told FastCo.Design.