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A Tour of Sonification Designs by Marty Quinn


El Nino :

  • Monthly sea surface temperature fluxuations expressed as a melody played on a harp.

  • Data spans from the 1860s to the 1990s.

  • The year is played as a chord composed of the numbers of the year mapped to pitches and the decimal position within the number mapped to different instruments for millenia, century, decade and year.

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