Stacked Area

A stacked area chart is an effective way to display continuous data composition over time or distance.
The demo below shows the mole fraction of the main constituents of the Earth’s atmosphere as a function of height following the MSIS-E-90 atmospheric model.

Good to know


  • Stacked area charts are simple to read and understand.
  • Stacked area charts help readers to spot main trends and compositions with ease.


  • A stacked chart can be quickly cluttered with a large number of series.
  • A series with small values can be challenging to observe.


You can easily turn a regular stacked area chart into an accessible stacked area chart using monochrome colors.