Its been busy around here, and summer is too nice to be blogging. But one thing I’ve been meaning to pull together for a while now is climate stripes (or bar codes) for Canadian cities.
I’ve adapted Ed Hawkins climate stripe visualizations for Canadian cities using the homogenized temperature data from Environment Canada (here) and a few lines of Python code. Each bar represents a mean annual temperature anomaly, or the departure from the overall mean, with dark blue being the coldest and dark red being the warmest.
I’ve also plotted the temperatures versus year and scaled the colour of the points the same way, and given an example for the Vancouver data. To me, this is actually more intuitive. But chacun son gout!
Vancouver, BC (-1.9 to +1.6 C, 1896 to 2017):
Same Vancouver data shown as a scatterplot:
Prince George, BC (-2.9 to 2.2 C):
Calgary, AB (-2.7 to +3.2 C, 1885 to 2017):
Toronto, ON (-3.3 to +3.3 C, 1840 to 2017):
Hay River, NT (-4.3 to +3.3 C, 1893 to 2017):
Sidney, NS (-2.3 to +2.0 C, 1870 to 2017):