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The main objective of this assignment is to demonstrate your skill at accessing, downloading, analyzing, and interpreting tide gauge data for a period of no less than 50 years. By completing this assignment you should also be able to make well-founded predictions about the potential for sea level change in the foreseeable future both in terms of local sea level rise as well as more regional or even global trends.
To begin, you will collect tide gauge data for three different sites located on different continents (or at least from different oceans) using the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level website. Once you have everything collected, you will paste the data plots into a PowerPoint file for comparison. Last, you will answer a series of questions interpreting the data and submit the PowerPoint file containing your downloaded graphs.
- Click here to download the PowerPoint file (PowerPoint 704kB Sep7 16) into which you will paste your downloaded graphs. Note that you will need to submit this file at the end, so don't skip this step.
Completing the Assignment
- In order to complete the assignment, you will need to download 3 tide level data graphs from the PSMSL website and paste them into the Microsoft PowerPoint file you just downloaded.
- Follow the instructions to save the graphs as .png files and import these into PowerPoint.
- You may want to use tools in PowerPoint to label or highlight features of your graphics (i.e., text boxes, arrows, circles, etc.)
- Whenever you use references, data, or images that are not your own, make sure you provide a citation for the resource. This means you MUST provide reference to the data you used (i.e., to PSMSL). The PSMSL website provides an example on the website for you to follow when citing their work.
- Use the graphs you downloaded to answer the Module 4 Lab questions.
- Upload your the PowerPoint with your data files includes. Be sure you have entered the name of your capstone city on the last slide, otherwise I will not know which city you used. Update the file name with your own last name.