The graphic is available in Danish and English. Both are hosted on GitHub and can be inserted into an article online by use of a simple HTML code.
Try it yourself:
Explore Nordic climate data in our interactive graphic above. Problems viewing the graphic? Click here to view in a new browser window. (Graphic: ScienceNordic and ForskerZonen)
In the article, John writes that DMI maintains records of the Danish weather dating back to even before the foundation of the Institute in 1872. They also monitor weather across Greenland and the Faeroe Islands. Every year, DMI publishes historic climate data for these Nordic countries, which are freely available to download from the DMI website. John’s article gives a glimpse into the entire climate data series, and he invites readers to explore the data themselves in the interactive graphic that accompanied his article.
When John first wrote a draft of the article for Forskerzonen and ScienceNordic, he wanted to present a number of graphs illustrating how temperature, precipitation, sunshine hours, and storm activity have changed in the Nordics since record keeping began. The challenge was to do this in a format that was both easy to understand for a non-expert audience and didn’t take up too much room in the article itself.
The solution was the interactive graphic above. It presents a main menu screen, from which the reader is invited to see how climate has changed by clicking on one of the four buttons. These take them to another screen, where they can view a collection of graphs for each parameter (temperature, precipitation, sunshine hours, and storm activity).
The data were provided by John, downloaded from the DMI website. Graphs were plotted in Excel, and exported to Affinity Designer for further development. The slides were assembled and animated in Tumult Hype Pro. It is designed to be read on all screen sizes and devices, using a profile orientation and proportions to fit an iPhone 5 and up.