Global Climates – The NOAA Dashboard
The Global Climate Dashboard is an application provided via NOAA that graphically tracks trends in climate metrics through time. Take the following steps to navigate the website and answer the following questions below:
A. Open a new tab in your browser and navigate to the website http://www.climate.gov.
B. Scroll down on that page until you come to the Global Climate Dashboard and click on the “learn more” option for “Global Average Temperature”.
C. Explore the interactive graph for global average temperature, note any trends you see, and answer the related questions below.
D. Repeat steps B-C for two additional dashboard options from those provided. **The available options are:
a.Carbon Dioxide b.Snow c.Sea Level d. Arctic Sea Ice e.Ocean Heat f.Sun’s Energy g.Glaciers h. Heat-Trapping Gases
1. What is the graph on the “Global Average Temperature” page depicting? Describe the past and current trends shown on the graph. Assuming current atmospheric situations remain, what appears to be the trend for temperature into the future?
2. Dashboard Option #1 – Your choice!
What is the graph you chose depicting? Describe the past and current trends shown on the graph. What appears to be the trend into the future?