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:
|Show Your Stripes
|Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences
|Topic(s) in Discipline
|Earth’s Climate, Recent Climate Change, Climate History, Atmosphere, Temperature, Global warming
|Climate and the Atmosphere, Climate Variability Record
|Type of tool
|High School, Undergraduate
|Professor Ed Hawkins (University of Reading) Data: Berkeley Earth, NOAA, UK Met Office, MeteoSwiss, DWD, SMHI, UoR, Meteo France & ZAMG
|Institute for Environmental Analytics, Reading, UK