A classroom/laboratory activity to learn about regression analysis of data by using global temperature data over a period of 150 years.

Students will plot global mean temperatures, perform regression analysis, and determine global mean temperature anomalies.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

1. Perform linear regression analysis of the global mean temperature data for a 25-year, 50-year, 100-year, and 150-year period. Discuss the results obtained.

About the Tool

Tool Name Global Temperature Anomalies
Discipline Statistics
Topic(s) in Discipline Linear Regression; Confidence Interval
Climate Topic Climate Variability Record
Type of Tool Laboratory Activity
Grade Level High School; Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Translation
Developed by Thomas J. Pfaff, Ithaca College
Hosted at Sustainability Math
Link http://sustainabilitymath.org/statistics-materials/
Access Online/Offline
Computer Skills Intermediate

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(Image Credit: NASA)