[{"@context":"http:\/\/schema.org\/","@type":"Dataset","name":"Warming stripes \u2014 visualisations of annual temperature series from the Nordic countries","description":"Ongoing climate change is a complex problem and communicating it to a general audience often requires short and simple explanations. Warming stripes refer to figures that resemble the black-and-white barcodes which uniquely identify almost every product we buy when it is scanned at the cashier check-out.\r\n\r\n\r\nWarming stripes can be seen as a barcode describing changes in mean annual air temperature at a specific place over a long period of time. For each year where measurements are available, a stripe is drawn \u2014 in shades of blue if the year was cold, in shades of red if the year was warm.\u00a0Warming stripes are to be read from left to right \u2014 the leftmost stripe denoting the first year\u00a0of measured temperature, the rightmost stripe denoting the year before present. When blue colors dominate the leftmost part of the Warming stripes, and red colors do so in their rightmost part, the Warmings stripes visualize the ongoing warming \u2014 one of the changing climates' main indicator, in the instant the observer is looking at them.","url":"http:\/\/bolin.su.se\/data\/?n=kirchner-2019-warming-stripes","keywords":["Atmosphere","Temperature","Air temperature","Data visualisation","Earth science services > Education\/outreach"],"creator":{"@type":"Person","name":"Nina Kirchner"},"citation":null,"includedInDataCatalog":{"@type":"DataCatalog","name":"Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm University","identifier":"http:\/\/bolin.su.se\/data\/","url":"http:\/\/bolin.su.se\/data\/"},"distribution":"uploads\/kirchner-2019-warming-stripes-2.zip","temporalCoverage":"\/"}]