Reanalyses Comparisons: Suggested Practices

Submitted by Cathy.Smith@noaa.gov on Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:15

Suggested Colors for Intercomparing Reanalysis Timeseries from S-RIP:

 

The Sparc Reanalysis Intercomparison Project (S-RIP) has a suggested list of colors to use for comparing reanalysis time-series. The list can be viewed here

https://s-rip.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/mediawiki/index.php/Notes_for_Authors

The colors are available in CVS format below, in NCL, and in XLS. The link to the S-RIP page has examples for Python and IDL.

 

CSV:

r,g,b,c,m,y,k,RGB Hexadecimal,reanalysis
226, 31, 38,  0,86.28,83.19,11.37,  E21F26,  MERRA-2
246, 153, 153,  0,37.8,37.8,3.53,  F69999,  MERRA
41, 95, 138,  70.29,31.16,0,45.88,  295F8A,  ERA-Interim
95, 152, 198,  52.02,23.23,0,22.35,  5F98C6,  ERA5
175, 203, 227,  22.91,10.57,0,10.98,  AFCBE3,  ERA-40
114, 59, 122,  6.56,51.64,0,52.16,  723B7A,  JRA-55
173, 113, 181,  4.42,37.57,0,29.02,  AD71B5,  JRA-55C or JRA-55 AMIP
214, 184, 218,  1.83,15.6,0,14.51,  D6B8DA,  JRA-25
245, 126, 32,  0,48.57,86.94,3.92,  F57E20,  NCEP-R1
253, 191, 110,  0,24.51,56.52,0.78,  FDBF6E,  NCEP-R2
236, 0, 140,  0,100,40.68,7.45,  EC008C,  20CRv2c
247, 153, 209,  0,38.06,15.38,3.14,  F799D1,  20CRv2
0, 174, 239,  100,27.2,0,6.27,  00AEEF,  CERA-20C
96, 200, 232,  58.62,13.79,0,9.02,  60C8E8,  ERA-20C
52, 160, 72,  67.5,0,55,37.25,  34A048,  CFSR
179, 91, 40,  0,49.16,77.65,29.8,  B35B28,  REM
255,215,0,  0,15.69,100,0,  FFD700,  Other
0, 0, 0,  0,0,0,100,  000000,  Obs
119, 119, 119,  0,0,0,53.33,  777777,  Other Obs

This image shows how the colors can be used.

SRIP color scale

 

Suggested Practices: Climatologies:

 

Use 1981-2010.

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