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Initial Publication Date: February 12, 2008

Exploring local, regional, and seasonal hydrology patterns using Giovanni data

Gary Randolph, David Smith, Pat Kennedy, Warrern Tomkiewicz, Mark Abolins, and Bob Myers
Topics: seasonal hydrology patterns; local and regional hydrology patterns
Course Type: intro


Students will examine 10 years of preciptitation data, looking for averages, where and when different countries and regions get rain, and if there is a temporal pattern.
They will also look at specific storm events and look at stream gage data, impacts.


Students will understand distribution and seasonality of precipitation
What is the precipitation in their locality?
Explore features and reasons for these patterns and differences in regions
Understand connections between local and global
Be able compare and contrast different regions


Describe local and other regions
Look at student-generated questions and have them develop projects using Giovanni data


Giovanni website
connecting to stream gage data
weather service data
GLOBE data
supplement with field-based data