Drought extent by region

October 27, 2021

Topic

Statistical Visualization  /  ,

For Scientific American, Cédric Scherer and Georgios Karamanis charted drought extent by region using a grid of stacked bar charts. Each cell represents a year for a corresponding region, and color represents drought intensity.

Compare this view to more map-centric ones. This version focuses more on time than it does geography. One isn’t better than the other. Just different.

See the full version here.

Chart Type Used

Stacked Bar Chart