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…
Also that insane post-WW2 spike.
Correlation analysis with respect to global GDP/recession, public deficits, death rate, etc. welcome.
Note, this is the raw data taken by all the weather stations around the world: temperature, precipitation, wind, etc., i.e., the network that weather prediction and freight schedules and industry and economy in general all rely on.
Note how data jumps from "200108" to "200110", and "200412TAVG" to "200601TMAX".