WRIT: Time Section Plots Using Gridded Daily Data

Data Availability
  • Operational data are available from Jan 1, 1979 through 06/30/2022
  • R1 Reanalysis data are available from Jan 1, 1948 through 06/28/2022
  • 20CR Reanalysis V3 data are available on this page from Jan 1, 1836 through Dec 31, 2015
  • 20CR Reanalysis V2c data are available on this page from Jan 1, 1851 through Dec 31, 2012
  • Outgoing Longwave Radiation data are available from June 1, 1974 through 2022/04/30 .

(Default plot is Time-Longitude along the Equator with no area averaging)
Which variable?   Analysis level?
Beginning month: Ending month:
Beginning Day:     Ending Day:    
Beginning year: (Enter 20CR years under YYYY) Ending year:    
OR (For all datasets including 20CRV2c and 20CRv3)
Operational data begins in 1979, 20CRV2c in 1851, 20CRv3 is 1836

Dataset:   Operational  NCEP Reanalysis 20th Century Reanalysis V2c 20th Century Reanalysis V3  

Statistic:   Mean          Anomaly          Climatology
Plot type:     Time-Longitude    Time-Latitude
Postscript output?   Yes    No

Longitude Range (e.g.,   Lon1: 0     Lon2: 360) Lon1:  Lon2: 
Latitude Range     (e.g.,   Lat1: 90     Lat2: -90) Lat1:  Lat2: 

Override contour interval/range?   Interval: Range  Low Range:   High Range:

Optional: Change size of plot (1-300%) %
Change default Color Table?   (see NCL color tables)


You may use the images produced from this page in publications, but we ask that you acknowledge us in this manner: Image provided by the NOAA/ESRL Physical Sciences Laboratory, Boulder Colorado from their Web site at http://psl.noaa.gov/.

Additional Notes

  • Operational: All mean, anomaly, and climatology plots can be created. Pressure levels available: 1000, 850, 700, 500, 400, 300, 250, 200, 150, 100, 70, 50.
  • Reanalysis: No climatology for surface relative humidity, therefore no climatology or anomaly plots. All pressure levels plus surface are available.
  • Please report any errors to: psl.maproom@noaa.gov
The old page will still be available here

This is a Research and Development Application
In order to help ensure that this web analysis page remains available, we would greatly appreciate feedback on its use, Particularly in the classroom, for presentations or for research. Mail to maproom at (psl.maproom@noaa.gov).
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