Spiral Plot

Polar plots for climate data or other time series with an annual signal.
Updated 6 Jun 2017

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This function shows long-term trends and annual cycles as a spiral with its color scaled with time. It was inspired by Dr. Ed Hawkins' climate spirals (https://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/spirals/).

Cite As

Chad Greene (2024). Spiral Plot (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/63264-spiral-plot), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014b
Compatible with any release
Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux

Inspired by: Daily Antarctic sea ice concentration, Arctic Sea Ice

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