This page can be used to create plots of the climatological distribution of cloud, radiation, and precipitation-related variables. You may plot either of two sets of observations, results from long climate model runs using specified sea surface temperatures (AMIP) or a coupled ocean (20th C), or the difference between a given model run and the corresponding observations.
For further details see "Evaluating the present-day simulation of clouds, precipitation, and radiation in climate models."
Beginning month of season:
If CUSTOM projection:
Lowest lat: (-90 to 90)
Western-most longitude (0 to 360):
Northern Hemisphere Polar Stereographic
Southern Hemisphere Polar Stereographic