## How do I create an animation with a coloured sphere changing in time? (for climate modelling)

### Victor Couplet (view profile)

on 6 Apr 2017
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### Joseph Cheng (view profile)

on 6 Apr 2017
Hello, I'm trying to do some simple climate modelling. I would like to create a short animation with my data (temperature means) represented on a sphere ( divided in different regions) with different colours evolving in time. What should I use?

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### KSSV (view profile)

on 6 Apr 2017
What data you have?
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### Victor Couplet (view profile)

on 6 Apr 2017
I have an algorithm that calculates the temperature of different regions of the earth in time given an initial temperature and a bunch a values for different parameters. The earth is divided in ten regions separated by 9 parallels of different latitudes. All the algorithmic part is ok, and I get arrays of temperatures depending on time for each region of the earth. I would like to map this data on a sphere, divided in ten regions (same way i divided the earth for my algorithm) by coloring each region of the sphere in a certain color depending on the temperature. That's for the first step. The second step is to create a small movie where we see these colors evolve in time and eventually reach a steady state.

### Joseph Cheng (view profile)

on 6 Apr 2017

you can do something like this
[x,y,z] = sphere(30);
[sx sy]=meshgrid(-1:.01:1,-1:.01:1);
I=3*sin(2*pi*2*sx)+cos(2*pi*4*sy);
figure(1),clf
subplot(2,1,1),imagesc(I),colormap('hsv')
subplot(2,1,2),surf(x,y,z,'FaceColor','texturemap','EdgeColor','none','Cdata',I);