In this sonification of NASA's GISSTEMP data, each instrument in the string quartet represents the average annual zonal temperature within a specific latitude band
, including the equatorial zone (cello), the midlatitudes (viola), the high latitudes (second violin), and the Arctic (first violin).
For example, the white ovals just south of the GRS first appeared in the late 1930s not as discrete spots but rather as high-altitude clouds and haze that suddenly inundated their latitude band
, probably related to a large convective event.
A second slider defines a latitude band
for linearly interpolating around the shared parallel, which can smooth the crease along the parallel where the two projections join.
The biggest disturbance Cassini had previously witnessed on Saturn occurred in a latitude band
in the southern hemisphere called "Storm Alley" because of the prevalence of thunderstorms in this region.
The geographical latitudinal coordinates were transformed into numeric values so that the degrees of the center of the latitude band
were expressed using hundredth of minutes (Eg.
None of the 1,558-or-so clear images of sites in that latitude band
shows a dust devil in action.
Titan's orientation during the observing run restricted the specular reflections to a narrow latitude band
centered at 26[degrees] south.
For the West African cloud cover data, the team zeroed in on a latitude of 10-20[degrees]N, because "[t]hat's basically the latitude band
where these thunderstorms develop and where these waves and disturbances move out over the Atlantic," explains Price.