3D Mapping of The Global Climate

Data analyst Alasdair Rae created unique 3D maps of the global population density. This idea inspired me to make three-dimensional maps depicting different climatic parameters. To create these maps, I used Worldclim data: average temperature (°C), precipitation (mm), solar radiation (kJ m-2 day-1), and wind speed (m s-1).

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Wettest and Driest Seasons/Months in the United States

Precipitation varies significantly across the U.S. Late summer and autumn tropical cyclones bring rain, dropping across the Atlantic states and Gulf area. In winter and spring, Pacific storm systems get Hawaii and the western U.S. states most precipitation. Low-pressure moving up the U.S.’s eastern shore brings cold season precipitation to the Mid-West and Northeast U.S. states.

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Precipitation in Europe mapped

In Europe, the most precipitation falls in the north, least of all in the south. Of the major cities in Europe, the largest number of rainy days is observed in Glasgow, the least – in Spanish Almeria. Annual precipitation since 1960 exposes a growing trend of up to 70 mm per decade in north-eastern and north-western Europe and a reduction of up to 90 mm per decade in some parts of southern Europe

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