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Show Your Stripes: Changes in Temperature


A model/simulation to observe and analyze the change in temperature as measured in each country over the past 100+ years. Each stripe represents the temperature in that country averaged over a year.

For virtually every country or region, the stripes turn from mainly blue to mainly red in more recent years, illustrating the rise in average temperatures in that country. For most countries, the stripes start in the year 1901 and finish in 2019. For the ocean basins and for several countries with longer datasets available the stripes start in the 19th century instead. For two cities (Stockholm and Vienna), the data starts in the 18th century.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Select global as well as country-specific records of the temperature over the period to visualize the temperature data.
    1. to analyze the changes in the temperature for the selected location
    2. to start conversations about our warming world and the risks of climate change
About Tool
Tool Name Show Your Stripes
Discipline Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Earth’s Climate, Recent Climate Change, Climate History, Atmosphere, Temperature, Global warming
Climate Topic Climate and the Atmosphere, Climate Variability Record
Type of tool Model/Simulation
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading) Data: Berkeley Earth, NOAA, UK Met Office, MeteoSwiss, DWD, SMHI, UoR, Meteo France & ZAMG
Hosted at Institute for Environmental Analytics, Reading, UK
Access Online/offline
Computer Skills Basic


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