Altair® Panopticon


Time Series Surface Plot

Time Series Surface Plots are used to identify trends and outliers within Time Series surfaces, typically forward curves across time.

The Surface is made up of a series of points where each point has:

  • Time Position

  • Y Position

  • Color (which represents the Z axis)

The color scale can be continuous or stepped to show a surface gradient.

The below figures show an Oil Futures forward curve, with prices relative to the front month.


Figure 1. A time series surface plot with continuous colors


Figure 2. A time series surface plot with stepped colors