Testing the Efficacy of Climate Forecast Maps as a Means of Communicating with Policy Makerssubmitted by
This is a partially developed activity description. It is included in the collection because it contains ideas useful for teaching even though it is incomplete.
Higher Order Thinking Skills:
Theory and application of climate forecast;
Comparison of model output (forecast) with observed data
Uncertainty of data
Role of Activity in a Course:
Data, Tools and Logistics
How students would evaluate and use climate forecast data in agricultural decision making.
The investigators' goal is to know how to design climate forecast maps that communicate more effectively with policy makers.
2. They understood observed precipitation maps easily, whereas they had trouble understanding probability forecast maps.
3. It was particularly difficult for them to make a logical inference by referring to and combining two or maps.
4. Most of the students were not inclined to rely on these types of climate forecast data for agricultural decision making.