Changing Oil Spill Estimates

In: Environment/weather

25 Jun 2010

I’ve seen a lot of headlines, but this chart brings them all together nicely — however, I can’t tell if the concentric arcs are the right proportion? (via)


3 Responses to Changing Oil Spill Estimates



June 25th, 2010 at 11:30 am

Nice graphic. And yes the circles seem to be the right proportion. The area of the circles are all the same ratio to the amount depicted.

The confusing labelling is annoying though. There’s no explanation of which end of the estimates is represented (although after calculating them it appears to be the top end estimate).


skeptic who still loves the content

June 25th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

are they the right proportion? wouldn’t that mean it should take 11 or so of the april 28th estimates to fill the entire outside circle? i’m pretty sure they scaled the dameter of the circle instead of the much more visually apparent surface area .


skeptic who still loves the content

June 25th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

oh wait i was reading it wrong, it’s harxd to tell which label corresponds to which circle… my bad ;)

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