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Introduction

Technical points are often supported by charts found on the Internet. This site provides access to the underlying data series from which more pertinent charts can be constructed often showing comparisons not otherwise available. Various filtering and processing options will be available which will probably result in rampant cherry-picking but might occasionally result in unusually defensible points of view.
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Status

Very rough at present. Features have been added as they were urgently needed without any documentation or adequate user review. Series have been include without provenance.

Standardisation of series

A major goal for this site is ease of comparison of series. Often the extent of the YAxis can be greatly reduced if each series is normalised so that its mean is zero.

Series related

Indicators(24) What is being measured by the Series. This is not the same as Numerical Unit or Quantity as Snow Extent and Ice Area are different Indicators, both showing the Quantity: Area and using the Unit: Million Sq Kilometres Select
Techniques(13) The basic measurement technique used to derive the Series. Select
Organisations(35) Either the organisation responsible for the production of the data or the organisation now maintaining and providing access to the data. Select
Regions(13) The regions approximate the continents and oceans. Stations are currently assigned to regions purely because their LatLong falls in a simple rectangular area. Select
Latitude Bands(19) No summary provided Select
Latitude Band Groups(5) No summary provided Select
Time Periods(8) No summary provided Select
Countries(0) Either the organisation responsible for the production of the data or the organisation now maintaining and providing access to the data. Select
Networks(14) Stations may belong to one or more Networks. Select
Gridded Sets(0) Here the term GriddedSet includes Series (time), Stations (of the GHCN V1) and some Other Series. Select
Series(436) The dataset behind a Series consists of x y pairs. For TimeSeries the x is in years and may include a decimal fraction to indicate months or days. There are a few non Time series at present with only limited facilities.
Each Series has anIndicatorto show what is being measured. Indicators are not exactly Quantities such as length or mass as both Rainfall and Sea Level Rise might be measured in millimetres.
Each Series was produced using a basicTechniquebut some are probably wrongly assigned.
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Other Series(12) The dataset behind a OtherSeries consists of x y pairs. For TimeOtherSeries the x is in years and may include a decimal fraction to indicate months or days. There are a few non Time series at present with only limited facilities.
Each OtherSeries has anIndicatorto show what is being measured. Indicators are not exactly Quantities such as length or mass as both Rainfall and Sea Level Rise might be measured in millimetres.
Each OtherSeries was produced using a basicTechniquebut some are probably wrongly assigned.
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Stations(0) Stations of the Global Historical Climate Network Version 3. (GHCN V3) Only temperature data is provided here. Some stations go back to 1701 and are omitted from later version of GHCN.. Select
Station Types(6) Australian Bureau of Meterology Station Type Select
Districts(0) Australian Bureau of Meterology Rainfall Districts. Modified to remove A, B suffixes. Select
Data Sets(440) Here the term DataSet includes Series (time), Stations (of the GHCN V1) and some Other Series. Use Search
Data Set Types(3) No summary provided Select
Anomaly Status(4) Concerning the quality, standard and types of adjustments Select
Sample Intervals(7) No summary provided Select
Shapes(1) Basic shape Select
Slides(98) Allows grouping of datasets by some slide. Select
Topics(21) So a complete group of Slides can be opened on one action. Select
Presentations(2) So a complete group of Slides can be opened on one action. Select
Oscillations(0) No summary provided Select
Atmospheric Levels(4) Some of the lower levels of the atmosphere. The heights vary from day to day and some have been assumed. Select
Surface Types(3) Land, Ocean or both. Select
Satellite Areas(11) Major UAH satellite areas Select
Latitude Band Groups(5) No summary provided Select
Gridded Set Attributes(4) No summary provided Select

Plotting related

Multiple Plot Types(12) When more than one series is selected, these are the different methods of comparing them. Select
Plot Functions(16) These are functions that can be applied to a series to accentuate different aspects. Select
Month To Year Modes(20) These are methods of deriving a series with yearly samples from one with monthly samples. Select
SGModes(5) This controls how the Savitzky Golay smoothing works at the extremities. Select
Wavelet Types(4) When using Wavelet analysis, the results will differ depending on the WaveletType chosen. Most WaveletTyps can take an optional WaveletParameter which can further alter their behaviour. Select
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