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Regression Analysis of Global Temperature Data

Classroom/Laboratory Activity

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 Tool
Tool Name Global Temperature Anomalies
Discipline Mathematics and Statistics
Topic(s) in Discipline Introduction to Statistics, Linear Regression, Confidence Interval
Climate Topic Climate Variability Record
Type of tool Classroom/Laboratory Activity
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Thomas J. Pfaff, Ithaca College
Hosted at Sustainability Math
Access Online/offline
Computer Skills Basic


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