Earth-Based Temperature Data

How Does Near-Surface Temperature Change with Height on Earth?

These activities examine "temperature profiles" -- temperatures taken at various heights and recorded over time. Look for changes in the profile over a day and similarities between days.


Download and Analysis of Earth-Based Temperature Data

Analyze a data set of Earth temperatures taken during the Mars Pathfinder mission.

Collection and Analysis of Earth-Based Temperature Data

Two methods of temperature collection are offered.

Notes for Teachers

Suggestions for using the above materials in a classroom setting.




© 1998 Live from Earth and Mars, Rich Edgerton, and Janice DeCosmo