|The Accuracy of Climate Data|
In this activity, students will examine temperature data obtained from the cooperative observing network, determine its accuracy, and investigate the impact of data reporting interval on the climate record. Each student will analyze hourly air temperature data for a 24-hour period (prepared by the teacher), calculate mean daily temperature by using maximum ad minimum temperature only and again by using all 24 hourly temperature values, and compare the difference. Links to the necessary data and to a student worksheet are provided.
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Type of resource:
Student worksheet requires Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
Copyright 2005-2006 Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma. All Rights Reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-769
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Oklahoma Climatological Survey
EarthStorm Educational Outreach
Contact: Andrea Melvin
Oklahoma Climatological Survey