Patterns: Investigating Weather and Climate

Part of Curriculum Collections.

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Understanding weather and climate means looking for patterns and connections.

Have you ever wondered how the weather in your area compares with weather in other regions across the United States? Are the winters cold, the summers as mild, or as windy?

This interactive tool allows you to compare these and many other variables, from multiple locations, over different time periods. You can also see how two variables might be related by viewing them on a scatterplot graph. The arrangement of data points on the graph will tell you whether there is a correlation between variables such as relative humidity and temperature.

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Weather and Climate Graphing Tool
Use this tool to compare weather variables, from multiple locations, over periods of days, weeks, or months.