us climate lab

Lab Report – Directions

  • Assignment (60 points)
    • Part I & II (10 points)
    • Formal Lab Report (50 points)
  • Part I & II
    • Similar to our other labs
    • Gives you background for the formal lab report
  • Climographs (10 points)
    • You can hand draw the climographs using graph paper
    • You can build the climographs with excel (see instructions below)
    • The precipitation graph should be a “column” graph
    • Temperature is a line graph
    • Temperature scale should be on the right and precipitation scale should be on the left
    • Scales need to be the same on all climographs so they can be compared
      • Temperature scale needs to go from 0-100 degrees F
      • Precipitation scale needs to go from 0-12 inches
    • Calculate the average annual temperature, annual temperature range and the annual precipitation
      • You must show your calculations for the first climograph
      • Then you can do the rest by excel (see directions below)
      • Average annual temperature = the average of the 12 monthly means
      • Annual temperature range is the highest monthly mean temperature – the lowest monthly mean temperature
      • Annual precipitation is the sum of the monthly precipitation

      I INCLUDED THE FULL DIRECTIONS AND A POWER POINT ON HOW TO BUILD THE GRAPH ON EXCEL AND THE ACTUAL LAB