Toolkit: Teaching Correlation Statistics with the help of ENSO and Temperature related Data

As a teacher of undergraduate Statistics you can use this set of computer-based tools when teaching topics such as finding Correlation between different variables in the data-set. As a teacher of undergraduate Geography or Earth Sciences, you can make use of this teaching toolkit to teach topics such as Relationships between SOI, precipitation, river discharge, and agricultural yields; The effect of ENSO on the tropical atmosphere.

Climate Change and the Ocean (ENSO)

 

Contemporary Climate Oscillations: ENSO and a case study of the Huanghe River

In this activity, students can calculate the Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) based on the mean sea level pressure data spanning 80 years. The calculated SOI can be compared with a case study of the Huanghe River.

The activity can be used as an aid to teach topics such as El Niño Southern Oscillation; River Hydrology; River Sedimentation; River Discharge; Relationship between ENSO, Precipitation and River Discharge; River Delta Geo-morphology; and Impact of Climate Change and Anthropogenic Activities on Rivers in Earth and Environmental Science. It can also be a case study for  the topic of Data Analysis in Statistics.