R animation: global climate change

September 28, 2016

(This article was first published on Matt's R Blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

I have posted a new R data animation video. It’s an example animation of modeled historical and projected global temperature change from 1850 – 2100. The data prep, analysis, full processing and generation of all sets of still frames for each layer in the video are done using R.

Typically an ensemble of models would be used but this video is just to demonstrate a basic animation using one climate model, both with a monthly time series and a monthly 10-year moving average time series. If wondering about the y-axis range, the animation shows anomalies, or delta change, from the climate model’s historical baseline monthly average temperatures using a given climatology window.

In a later video I will use annual and seasonal averages, which will display a smoother signal than monthly series.

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