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.


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Second, select specific chart options::

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Plot Description:

This plot presents yearly estimates of daily solar radiation for the 'climodat' stations tracked by the IEM. These stations only report temperature, precipitation, and snowfall, but many users are interested in solar radiation data as well. So estimates are pulled from various reanalysis and forecast model analyses to generate the numbers presented. There are three sources of solar radiation made available for this plot. The HRRR data is the only one in 'real-time', the MERRAv2 lags by about a month, and the NARR is no longer produced.

Based on a sampling of recent timings for this application, plot generation time has averaged 3 seconds. Hold on for the plot is generating now!


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