Automated Data Plotter

This application dynamically generates many types of graphs. These graphs are derived from processing of various data sources done by the IEM. Please feel free to use these generated graphics in whatever way you wish.

First, select a chart type::

Second, select specific chart options::

Select Sector:
Select Source:
Plot Precipitation As:
Overlay Drought Monitor
Select Plot Type:
Start Date: (YYYY/mm/dd)
End Date: (YYYY/mm/dd)
Color Ramp:   Reverse Colormap?
Image Resolution (DPI)
Select Output Format

Plot Description:

This application generates maps of precipitation daily or multi-day totals. There are currently three backend data sources made available to this plotting application:
  • IEM Reanalysis
    A crude gridding of available COOP data and long term climate data processed by the IEM.
    A state of the art gridded analysis of RADAR data using observations and model data to help in the processing.
  • Oregon State PRISM
    The PRISM data is credit Oregon State University, created 4 Feb 2004. This information arrives with a few day lag.

Based on a sampling of recent timings for this application, plot generation time has averaged 8 seconds. Hold on for the plot is generating now!

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