Effective visualisation through a scientific use of colours.

Effective visualisation through a scientific use of colours. Non-scientific colour maps (a,b) like rainbow always misrepresent data, are often not intuitive, and are inaccessible to a large portion of the readers, while scientific colour maps (c,d) like lajolla or vik (Crameri et al., 2020) ensure unbiased and intuitive data representation and are inclusive to readers with colour-vision deficiencies and even colour blindness.

  • Creator: Fabio Crameri
  • This version: 12.11.2021
  • License: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
  • Specific citation: This graphic by Fabio Crameri from van Zelst et al. (2021) is available via the open-access s-Ink repository.
  • Related reference: van Zelst, I., F. Crameri, A.E. Pusok, A.C. Glerum, J. Dannberg, C. Thieulot (2021, in review), 101 Geodynamic modelling: How to design, carry out, and interpret numerical studies, Solid Earth Discuss. [preprint], doi:10.5194/se-2021-14
  • Transparent background
  • Dark background version
  • Vector format
  • Colour-vision deficiency friendly
  • Readable in black&white

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