Use this button to switch between exploration and animation mode. The exploration mode lets you explore
the data by allowing you to select subsets of data and looking at them in different kinds of visualization.
In animation mode you can watch a time lapse animation of nuclear weapon explosions on the world map.
This control panel allows you to control the animation. The buttons work just like any common audio- or
video player. The dropdown menu next to it allows you to choose the speed of the animation by choosing
whether the data should be accumulated by days, months or years. By moving the slider you ca also directly
jump to a certain time point.
This control panel allows you to select data points depending on the date range and range of explosion yield.
After entering the respective ranges press the “Update”-button to apply your selection. Clicking the button
“Remove Selection” will reset those ranges to include all data points. The button “Remove All Filters” will
also reset the range filters and additionally also again include all countries into the visualization.
(Read the box below to learn how to select/deselect countries.)
This visualization shows a summary of the data by showing you the total number of explosions and the accumulated
yield by country. This visualization reacts on the selections you performed on the data.
This visualization adds the time factor to the visualization above. It reacts on the selection of countries,
but not on the selection of a time- or yield interval. Using the buttons above the plot allows you to switch
between a relative or absolute representation and whether the number of explosions or their yield is shown.
This scatter plot shows every data point plotting the explosion yield over time. The color of the circles
represents the country of origin. The size represents the yield (linear scale). Hovering over a data point
will show a tool tip with more information and highlight the respective point in the map above. By dragging
a box over data points you can select and filter the data points by time and yield (same as doing it in the
control panel above). Inactive data points will be greyed out. This plot reacts on filtering for countries of origin.
Just use the legend above to select/deselect countries you want to have displayed here.