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Tools and Data

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Microsoft Excel: A spreadsheet application is needed to analyze the data. Microsoft Excel is used in this project module and is available as part of Microsoft Office.

Tool Cost

Excel is part of the suite of Microsoft Office software. Students and educators may be able to purchase this software at a reduced cost. The Student and Home Edition is sufficient for use in the Earth Exploration Toolbook chapters.

Data Set 1

Northeast Climate Data

This free database provides historical data and projections of changes in temperature, precipitation, relative humidity, and snow cover for the U.S. Northeast that can be expected over the coming century under higher (A1fi) and lower (B1) emission scenarios. The data compiled here was generated as part of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment, a collaborative research effort between the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 50 independent scientists from across the Northeast region and beyond.