Plume plots display the temporal evolution of uncertainty in projected climate change at five probability levels, for a particular climate variable. The plot shows changes for a user defined location, averaging period and emissions scenario with values plotted for each of the seven UKCP09 30-year time periods and for each of the five probability levels.
Sea level projections plume plots display the temporal evolution of uncertainty in projected sea level change (both absolute and relative), at the 5, 50 and 95th percentiles. The plots show the change in sea level (relative to 1990 levels), through the time period 1990–2100. For more information, go to the Chapter 3 of the Marine & coastal projections report.
Plume plots can exported from the User Interface as images in various file formats (PDF, .ps, .png and .jpg). The underlying values can be exported as a comma-separated variable (*.csv) and CF-netCDF format file. CSV files can be opened as a spreadsheet.
- To indicate how projected climate changes evolves through time
- To identify by what time period a certain amount of climate change is projected to occur
- Plume plots do not provide details of continuous projected changes through time