This laboratory activity allows a student to explore trends in hurricane intensity, the possible impact of climate change on hurricanes, and understanding uncertainty in trends. This tool can be used as an aid to teach topics such as Data Analysis, Linear Slope,Confidence Interval, Student’s t-distribution, and Standard Deviation in Statistics.

About the tool

Tool Name Is There a Trend in Hurricane Intensity?
Discipline Statistics
Topic(s) in Discipline Linear Slope; Trend Lines; Confidence Intervals; Standard Deviation; Students t-distribution
Climate Topic Disasters and Hazards; Climate and the Atmosphere; Climate and the Hydrosphere
Type of Tool Laboratory Activity
Grade Level Undergraduate
Location  Global
Language English
Developed by Todd Ellis, SUNY College at Oneonta
Hosted at Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
Access Online/Offine
Computer Skills Basic