CanadianWeather: Canadian average annual weather cycle

Description

Daily temperature and precipitation at 35 different locations in Canada averaged over 1960 to 1994.

Usage

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Format

'CanadianWeather' and 'daily' are lists containing essentially the same data. 'CanadianWeather' may be preferred for most purposes; 'daily' is included primarily for compatability with scripts written before the other format became available and for compatability with the Matlab 'fda' code.

Source

Ramsay, James O., and Silverman, Bernard W. (2006), Functional Data Analysis, 2nd ed., Springer, New York.

Ramsay, James O., and Silverman, Bernard W. (2002), Applied Functional Data Analysis, Springer, New York

See Also

monthAccessories MontrealTemp

Examples

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## 1.  Plot (latitude & longitude) of stations by region
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with(CanadianWeather, plot(-coordinates[, 2], coordinates[, 1], type='n',
                           xlab="West Longitude", ylab="North Latitude",
                           axes=FALSE) )
Wlon <- pretty(CanadianWeather$coordinates[, 2])
axis(1, -Wlon, Wlon)
axis(2)

rgns <- 1:4
names(rgns) <- c('Arctic', 'Atlantic', 'Continental', 'Pacific')
Rgns <- rgns[CanadianWeather$region]
with(CanadianWeather, points(-coordinates[, 2], coordinates[, 1],
                             col=Rgns, pch=Rgns) )
legend('topright', legend=names(rgns), col=rgns, pch=rgns)

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## 2.  Plot dailyAv[, 'Temperature.C'] for 4 stations
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data(CanadianWeather)
# Expand the left margin to allow space for place names
op <- par(mar=c(5, 4, 4, 5)+.1)
# Plot
stations <- c("Pr. Rupert", "Montreal", "Edmonton", "Resolute")
matplot(day.5, CanadianWeather$dailyAv[, stations, "Temperature.C"],
        type="l", axes=FALSE, xlab="", ylab="Mean Temperature (deg C)")
axis(2, las=1)
# Label the horizontal axis with the month names
axis(1, monthBegin.5, labels=FALSE)
axis(1, monthEnd.5, labels=FALSE)
axis(1, monthMid, monthLetters, tick=FALSE)
# Add the monthly averages
matpoints(monthMid, CanadianWeather$monthlyTemp[, stations])
# Add the names of the weather stations
mtext(stations, side=4,
      at=CanadianWeather$dailyAv[365, stations, "Temperature.C"],
     las=1)
# clean up
par(op)

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