New Motion Chart with Data for 56 World Cities

This chart contains the climatological normal data of temperature, precipitation, and sunshine hours for 56 world cities. Prompted by discussions with Dr. John Kaminski during the Asian Turfgrass Roadshow 2012, I've made this chart that includes four of the cities that we visited on our tour of Asia. Compared to the charts I've made previously, this one contains a greater range of cities from cool-season areas where C3 grasses are grown.

I've also prepared this document which explains how this chart was made. There are links to the software used and the data files used to create the chart, so if you want to try making your own interactive motion charts, this guide may provide enough information to get you started.

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Data: climate.56 • Chart ID: ATC_climate_chart_56

R version 2.15.0 (2012-03-30) • googleVis-0.2.16

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Data shown on these charts are from the World Meteorological Organization and, in the case of the Japan motion chart, from the Japanese Meteorological Agency.

The static charts were made using the ggplot2 package in R. Motion charts were made using the googleVis package in R. This document explains the procedure I used to make a motion chart with data from 52 world cities.

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