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Atmospheric CO2 assignment (original)

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Atmospheric CO2


Use your browser to go to http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/co2/sio-keel.html



Select one set of data (except Mauna Loa) and identify:

  1. Station name: __________________________________

  2. Geographical coordinates: ____________________________

  3. Period of record: ____________________________

  4. Situation (type of environment at the monitoring station): _______________________


Using the spreadsheet:

  1. Open the digital data page

  2. Select all data for the past 5 years

  3. Paste into Excel (one giant row)

  4. Adjust spreadsheet so columns & rows are corret

  5. Produce a line graph which meets DCP requirements

  6. Paste your graph here.


Outline trends in your data:


[answer in this space]



Using your own data, explain the annual cycles in the data:


[answer in this space]



 Go to the “Petition Project” at the following website http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p36.htm#Message5975 and select one graphic that apparently contradicts your textbook (each student should select a unique image).


  1. Which image are you discussing?

  2. Outline the information in the image you selected 

  3. Paste the image here (and resize it to fit conveniently on this page).

  4. Compare the information in this image with the information on the previous page.

  5. Make your own conclusion based on an analysis of the data you graphed on the previous page. Your analysis will be assessed based on:

    1. discussing information from your graphics;

    2. analyzing information from your graphics;

    3. reaching meaningful conclusion(s) which demonstrates intentional and thoughtful engagement with the material


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