WRIT: Time Section Plots Using Gridded Daily Data

Data Availability
  • Operational data are available from Jan 1, 1979 through 03/21/2019
  • R1 Reanalysis data are available from Jan 1, 1948 through 03/20/2019
  • 20CR Reanalysis V2 data are available on this page from Jan 1, 1871 through
  • 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 2018/08/28 .

(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:     Ending year:    
OR (for all years including 1851 onwards)
YYYY to YYYY .  
Operational data begins in 1979, 20CRV2 is 1871, 20CRV2c in 1851

Dataset:   Operational  NCEP Reanalysis 20th Century Reanalysis V2   20th Century Reanalysis V2c  

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?   Interval:

Range  Low:   High:

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


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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: esrl.psd.maproom@noaa.gov
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This is a Research and Development Application
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