Environmental Science Journal - Climatographs by jamesdauray

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									                                  Environmental Science Journal
                                             Climatographs


You are assigned one of the eight data sets below. Construct a climatograph based on this
data set, and determine where in the world this data came from. The possible choices are:

         1.   Antofagasta, Chile (23°26'S, 70°26'W)
         2.   Arkhangelsk, Russia (64°34N, 40°31E)
         3.   Fort Smith, NWT, Canada (60°01'N, 111°57'W)
         4.   Iquitos, Peru (03°45'S, 073°15'W)
         5.   Miami, Florida (25°48'N, 080°18'W)
         6.   Minneapolis, Minnesota (44°52’N, 093°13’W)
         7.   Moline, Illinois (41°27'N, 090°30'W)
         8.   Yakutsk, Russia (62°10'N, 129°51E)

Cut out the map at the bottom of this page, tape it into your journal, and mark the location
of each city.




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Take the data set you have been assigned below and construct a climatograph. Remember,
precipitation is a bar graph and temperature is a line graph. Which city do you think
this data is from? Explain your answer using the shape of your climatograph. Cut out and
tape this climatograph into your journal.
                                  Precipitation (inches)                      Temperature (F)
                                       30                                               100
                                       28                                                90
                                       26                                               80
                                       24                                               70
                                       22                                               60
                                       20                                               50
                                       18                                               40
                                       16                                               30
                                       14                                               20
                                       12                                               10
                                       10                                                0
                                       8                                                -10
                                       6                                                -20
                                       4                                                -30
                                       2                                                -40
                                       0                                                -50
                                                 J F M A M J J A S O N D


These are the data sets. Mark the one you are assigned.
Data 1                    J      F          M       A      M       J     J        A           S     O     N     D
Temperature (F)         20     25          36      50     61     71    75        73          65    54    39    26
Precipitation (inches)   1.6    1.3         2.8     4.0    4.2    4.3   4.9       3.8         3.7   2.7   2.0   1.9

Data 2                    J      F           M      A       M      J     J         A          S      O     N     D
Temperature (F)         -49    -34         -10    17      40     58    64        57         42     17    -20   -43
Precipitation (inches)   0.2    0.2         0.1    0.1     0.4    1.1   1.8       1.6        1.0    0.4   0.3   0.2

Data 3                    J      F           M      A       M      J     J         A          S      O     N     D
Temperature (F)          6      6          16     30      41     51    58        55         45     33    20    10
Precipitation (inches)   1.2    1.1         1.1    0.7     1.3    1.9   2.6       2.7        2.2    1.9   1.6   1.3

Data 4                    J      F           M      A       M      J     J         A          S      O     N     D
Temperature (F)         67     68          72     75      79     81    83        83         82     78    73    69
Precipitation (inches)   2.1    2.1         1.9    3.1     6.5    9.2   6.0       7.0        8.1    7.1   2.7   1.9

Data 5                    J     F           M       A      M       J     J         A          S      O    N     D
Temperature (F)         68     68          66      62     59     57    56        57         58     60    63    65
Precipitation (inches)    0      0           0      0       0     .04   .03       .02        .02    .02    0     0

Data 6                    J      F           M      A       M      J     J         A          S      O     N     D
Temperature (F)         11     18          29     46      59     68    73        71         61     50    33    19
Precipitation (inches)   0.8    0.9         1.7    2.1     3.2    4.1   3.5       3.6        2.5    1.9   1.3   0.9

Data 7                     J     F           M      A       M      J     J         A          S      O     N     D
Temperature (F)          79     79          79     79      79    78    77        79         79     80    80     80
Precipitation (inches)   10.5   10.0        12.7   11.9    10.5   8.2   6.4       6.5        7.5    9.1   9.8   10.2

Data 8                    J      F           M      A       M      J     J         A          S      O     N     D
Temperature (F)         -14    -8           6     28      45     56    61        57         46     32    11    -7
Precipitation (inches)   0.7    0.6         0.6    0.6     1.1    1.6   2.1       1.7        1.5    1.1   1.0   0.8



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