Concept Demonstration: Global Climate Data
In late 2009 the UK Government launched an Open Data initiative, headed by Sir Tim Berners-Lee, along with a call for innovations challenging the developer community to make this data more accessible. In response, Geo.me Solutions is showcasing a number of concept demonstrations using map-based visualisations.
The data set represented in the map below was released by the UK Met Office in December 2009. It consists of a network of individual land stations designated by the World Meteorological Organization for use in climate monitoring. The data shows monthly average temperature values for over 1,500 land stations.
The map below illustrates average temperature data for a selected month and year. Use the controls above the map to change the time period and the display properties. You can load this page in more than one browser window, or take screenshots to visually compare global temperatures in different years.
Click here or on the image below to view an interactive map where you can browse climate stations and view historical and current temperature data.
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