Did the #Plotly spreadsheet+chart web app disappear? Alas.
The Global Historical Climate Network publishes annual gzip files of all the data collected by all its member stations each year. I made an interactive plot of the size of each zip file:
- the post-WW1/Spanish Influenza dip
- steady growth through WW2
- the crash of 1971 (two years before the Oil Shock), and the plateau till the late '90s
- the 2000–2010 spike
- downturn since
Yeah unzipped size but.
As a proxy for global scientific and economic output…
Wonder how much of the story is told by the rise of weather satellites?
These days I can see some very interesting global vegetation analysis: https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/smcd/emb/vci/VH/npp_leaflet_main.php
Note how data jumps from "200108" to "200110", and "200412TAVG" to "200601TMAX".