Mapping global temperature change using ‘small multiples’

| September 26, 2016 | Leave a Comment

Mapping global temperature changes: every year from 1850 to 2016

Ed Hawkins, climate scientist in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Reading and IPCC AR5 Contributing Author, has provided another telling visual of how the climate is changing.

Hawkins has mapped out the annual average temperature anomaly for each year from 1850 to 2016 using the technique of ‘small multiples’. The result: a series of 167 tiny maps that allow viewers to quickly spot patterns and trends.

Ed Hawkins uses the technique 'small visuals' to display annual average temperature anomaly data from 1850 through 2016. Data: HadCRUT4.4 @ed_hawkins
Ed Hawkins uses the technique ‘small visuals’ to display annual average temperature anomaly data from 1850 through 2016. Data: HadCRUT4.4 @ed_hawkins. You can view a large version here (clicking the link will open a 10 MB file).
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