The Climatic Difference Explorer lets you compare aggregated temperature values over two different periods of time. The database comes from the Berkley Earth Organization and encompasses more than 8 Millionen individual measurements.
WebGPUs Compute Shader are used to accumulate and rasterize this data in realtime. Additionally a classical rendering pipeline is used to draw the graph and the world map.
The tool was written by Gerald Kimmersdorfer and Dominik Wolf for the course Real-Time Visualization in the winter semester 2023.
* Since WebGPU is not yet standartized and implemented in all common browsers you might need Chrome Canary in order for it to run. (As of January 23)