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I am working on charts to show every day climate parameters such as temperature and precipitation over a period of time. I used the term "time-evolving charts". Is there a better term to show the evolution over time for these charts or diagrams? Besides, I want to use a better term for "climatic parameters"

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"climatic parameters" sounds appropriate for this reason. Why do you want to change it? –  user36922 Feb 6 '13 at 10:49
    
yes, maybe you are right. But my main issue is finding a better term for the charts –  f.ashouri Feb 6 '13 at 10:58
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You could use "Temporal-Climate" charts/diagrams.

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If you search for images defined by "time series", you will see that this is the common term for the types of chart you describe.

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The term time-lapse is used in describing a photographic technique

denoting the photographic technique of taking a sequence of frames at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time. When the frames are shown at normal speed the action seems much faster.

While I am not aware of its application outside of actual photography, it could be adapted to your use in a phrase like time-lapse climate charts. This would be especially appropriate if you intended to show them in rapid succession to reflect a changing patern.

As to climate parameters, if you wish to emphasize the change, you could say climate trends or weather trends.

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