The Climate Dashboard
Typically, when you look at temperature and humidity charts, you try to make sense of the severity of the climate conditions affecting your instrument.
For instance, you would consider whether there has been a large, sudden change in humidity or temperature or emc, or weather the humidity or temperature is too high or too low for too long. You would also consider ignoring short dips into low or high conditions. You may be more concerned about lower humidity than higher humidity depending on the value. When you look at the climate charts, you try to make sense of the data by thinking through this type of logic each time.
To simplify this analysis, TraqFreq introduces the concept of a climate index.
A climate index scores a collection of rules, to come up with one simple number to represent the severity of the climate conditions, based on current and previous climate conditions. A climate index is a number between 0 and 20. At a value of 10, alerts will start to appear, representing a scenario where dangerous conditions occur. At a value of 20, the values represent a scenario where significant damage to your instrument is very likely to occur.
Now you don’t need to think whether the temperature or humidity is too high or too low or changed too fast or is too consistently out of range, and which is worse for you. If the Climate index is below 10 then none of those conditions are alerted. You can set the various thresholds that govern these rules in the Climate thresholds pages.
Actually, there are multiple Climate indexes, and you can view the impact each Climate Index has on the Overall index. The indexes are Humidity average, Humidity change, Temperature average and Temperature change. The Overall index scores all of these individual indexes. For instance, by selecting the Humidity Change Index, you can see where and by how much a sudden change in humidity contributed to the Overall index and when it was the singular cause of a high, Overall index value.
Learn more about the Climate features in our Climate tutorial.