Hovmoller diagrams are useful in indicating changes through time in specific locations. I usually create this in GrADS but I am wondering if it is also possible to create Hovmoller Diagram in ArcGIS 10.

Has anyone done this before?

  • Since this is more a statistical chart than spatial display of data, I'm not sure there is a way. A quick search turned up little information, but I did find an exchange where someone apparently familiar with such diagrams said they didn't know of a way and usually used R or MATLAB to create them.
    – Chris W
    Jun 28, 2015 at 7:05
  • Thank you, Chris. Exactly as I suspected, it couldn't be done or at least nobody has done this yet on ArcGIS.
    – user2543
    Jun 30, 2015 at 0:57

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If you are proficient in python, I suggest creating one using the matplotlib module. Though, it looks like you may need to install Iris first.

Alternatively, it looks like someone has written a tool for this. See this Github repository.

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