This resource provides insights on estimating temperature departures and variation over a long period of time. Students can navigate on the interactive map to gain deep understanding on these anomalies. Additional links provide methods for calculating temperature anomalies using gridded data sets from GHCN-M and ICOADS. The dataset is accurate, and the resource is recommended for teaching.
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
ESS3: Earth and Human Activity
MS-ESS3-5 Ask questions to clarify evidence of the factors that have caused the rise in global temperatures over the past century.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: Geography
D2.Geo.2.6-8 Use maps, satellite images, photographs, and other representations to explain relationships between the locations of places and regions, and changes in their environmental characteristics.