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Spiral Plot

version (689 KB) by Chad Greene
Polar plots for climate data or other time series with an annual signal.


Updated 06 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 (

Cite As

Chad Greene (2022). 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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