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Cloud frequency map for Europe & update to cloud frequency web app

I’ve posted before about the cloud frequency map that I created using Google Earth Engine. This post is just a quick update to mention a couple of changes.

Firstly, I’ve produced some nice pretty maps of the data from 2017 over Europe and the UK respectively. I posted the Europe one to the DataIsBeautiful subreddit and got quite a few upvotes, so people obviously liked the visualisation. The two maps are below – click on the images to get the full resolution copies.

Interestingly, you can see quite a lot of artefacts around the coast – particularly in the UK one. I think this is a problem with the algorithm that occurs around coasts – or at least discontinuities from the different algorithms used over land and water.

I’ve also updated the interactive cloud frequency web app to use data from 2017.

Categorised as: Academic, GIS, My Software, Remote Sensing

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