Earth and Environmental Sciences
Time Series Analysis of Lehigh Valley Instrumental Climate Records part of Quantitative Skills:Activity Collection
In this lab the students will learn basic statistical and graph skills by analyzing real world data sets (local and regional instrumental climate records for the last 100 years or so). They will learn how to calculate seasonal means of climate parameters (temperature and precipitation), to detect trends or patterns in the records, and to make different styles of time series graphs. The students will use a spreadsheet program such as Excel.