Step-by-Step Instructions

Part 1—Download Temperature Data

Download Global Summary of the Day (GSOD) temperature data and Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) monthly temperature for Barrow, Alaska and Key West, Florida.

Part 2—Prepare and Graph Daily Data for One Station

Load Global Summary of the Day (GSOD) data into Excel to organize and make graphs.

Part 3—Prepare and Graph Averaged Data for One Station

Create annual average data from monthly Global Historical Climatology Network (GHCN) data to graph and analyze.

Part 4—Compare Two Stations and Examine Global Patterns of Temperature

Compare daily (GSOD) data for Key West, FL as a graph to Barrow, AK. Compare the annual average temperature of these two stations over a period of 60 years. Look at graphics that show U.S. and global temperature trends as compared to these stations.

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