Climatograph of Calcutta.
A climograph is a graphical representation of basic climatic parameters, that is monthly average temperature and precipitation, at a certain location. It is used for a quick-view of the climate of a location.
|Climate chart (explanation)|
|Average max. and min. temperatures in °C|
|Precipitation totals in mm|
|Average max. and min. temperatures in °F|
|Precipitation totals in inches|
One form of representation uses an overlapped combination of a bar and line chart used to show the climate of a place over a 12 month period.
Another method uses a common horizontal axis while different vertical axis. Here both the precipitation and temperature are shown in bar charts. This method has an advantage that the range of temperature (average of minimum and maximum temperatures) can be shown than just the average temperature.
- ^ Banks, James A. (1997). United States: Adventures in time and place. Macmillan. p. 242. ISBN 978-0021466153.