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.
This video helps students understand the possible effect of increasing sea surface temperature on the intensity of hurricanes. The support materials provide an introduction to hurricanes and hurricanes as heat.
As a teacher of undergraduate Statistics you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics such as confidence interval, student’s t-distribution, and uncertainty by using a given data-set for hurricane records. For a teacher of undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences, this activity will help students develop a better understanding of disasters, the possible impact of climate change on hurricanes, and calculating trends and understanding uncertainty.
Texas was hit by Harvey hurricane in September 2017. The visualisation shows Harvey’s impact on Texas towns.
Credits to Extreme Weather, Digital Globe and CNN.