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See the attached files and make excel with graphs, and answer the questions following by that.


Purpose

 


 

The
Weather
Station
Project
?
Part
I

 



 


 



 

The
purpose
of
this
project
is
to
familiarize
you
with
maintaining
a
weather
station,
collecting

 

weather
data,
and
analyzing
station
data.

This
assignment
is
part
I
of
your
weather
project.


 

Details
will
follow
in
a
few
weeks
concerning
your
write
up,
analysis
of
your
weather
data,
and

 

spatial
analysis
of
your
data
with
your
classmates
from
your
specific
location.

Latitude
and

 

longitude
coordinates
will
be
required
(details
to
get
your
exact
location
will
follow
on
part
II
of

 

this
assignment).


At
this
point,
you
need
to,
or
should
have
already
purchased
your
weather

 

equipment
and
start
collecting
your
data
on
Monday,
February
22,
2016.

You
will
also
be

 

collecting
weather
data
for
Athens,
Georgia
(see
below
for
instructions).

 



 


 

Materials

 


 



 

Thermometer

 

Rain
gauge

 

Computer
with
Microsoft
Excel
and
Microsoft
Word)

 



 


 

Set-??up

 



 

1.

 



 

2.

 


 



 

3.

 



 

4.

 



 


 



 



 



 


 

Please
obtain
the
thermometer
and
rain
gauge
from
the
Geography
department.

 

Both
instruments
need
to
be
secured
outside
for
proper
measurements.

In
searching
for

 

a
location,
there
are
several
characteristics
to
consider.

Rain
gauges
need
to
be
placed

 

away
from
overhead
obstructions
(i.e.
trees,
tree
limbs,
building
overhangs,
etc.).

These

 

instruments
should
be
secured
near
one
another,
within
2
feet.

Please
minimize
the

 

amount
of
obstructions
surrounding
your
thermometer.

The
most
ideal
location
is
to

 

place
a
board
vertically
in
an
open
area
and
secure
the
thermometer
on
one
side
and
the

 

rain
gauge
on
the
other.

If
this
is
not
possible,
metal
wire
fencing
is
another
option.

 

To
secure
your
instruments,
you
can
use
a
variety
of
objects
(i.e.
twist
ties,
string,
wiring,

 

etc).

Make
sure
to
secure
the
instruments
vertically.

Also,
do
not
place
the
securing

 

agent
so
that
it
blocks
your
ability
to
read
the
temperature
or
rainfall
amount.

 

Maintaining
a
weather
station
requires
inspection.

When
you
take
a
reading,
be
sure
to

 

remove
any
objects
which
may
have
settled
on
or
near
your
station
such
as
tree
limbs,

 

leaves,
snow,
etc.

 


 

Data
Collection

 



 

Data
is
to
be
collected
EVERY
day
for
5
weeks.

This
requires
you
going
to
your
station
every

 

day
and
taking
a
reading
for
temperature
and
rain.

If
rainfall
occurs,
be
sure
to
empty
the
rain

 

gauge
so
any
new
rainfall
will
have
the
proper
amount.



 

It
is
very
important
that
you
take
the
temperature
on
or
around
the
same
time
every
day.

All

 

students
must
take
their
readings
in
the
evening
from
4pm
to
10pm.

You
should
allow
yourself

 

a
two-??hour
window
to
complete
the
reading.

For
example,
make
sure
to
take
the
reading

 

between
5pm
and
7pm
every
day.

The
large
window
given
during
the
evening
is
to
allow
for

 

some
flexibility
in
scheduling.

 

In
addition
to
collecting
data
from
your
own
weather
station,
you
must
also
collect
data
from

 

another
location.

For
this
section
of
assignment,
the
additional
location
is
Athens,
Georgia.


 

After
you
take
a
reading
from
your
station,
you
must
then
complete
the
following
steps
to

 

record
their
data.

It
is
necessary
you
take
your
reading
and
complete
these
steps
within
the

 

two-??hour
time
frame
you
have
given
yourself.

 



 



 

1.
Go
to:

www.weather.com

 



 

2.
Enter
the
zip
code:

30601

 



 

3.
Fill
in
your
recording
sheet.

 



 


 

Data
Recording

 


 



 

To
record
your
data,
you
must
create
a
spreadsheet.

Your
write
up
will
include
5
graphs
and
5

 

tables
of
your
data.

Below
is
an
example
of
a
spreadsheet.

Be
sure
to
save
this
spreadsheet
in

 

multiple
locations
throughout
the
5
weeks.

A
computer
malfunction
is
not
an
excuse
for

 

missing
data.

It
is
recommended
that
you
use
excel
for
easier
analysis
later
on
in
this
project.

 

You
will
be
doing
calculations
on
your
data
once
you
are
finished
collecting
your
data
on
April
3,

 

2016.
Instructions
on
using
excel
with
illustrations
are
on
the
following
pages.


 


 

Temperature
is
to
be
recorded
in
Fahrenheit.
Your
thermometers
are
registered
in
Celsius
so

 

you
can
convert
to
Fahrenheit
by
using
the
equation:
?F
=
(?C
X
1.8)
+
32.

Consult
your
textbook

 

in
chapter
3,
pages
63
?
64
(section
titled
?Temperature
Scales?).

Precipitation
is
recorded
in

 


 

inches.

For
precipitation
occurrences
in
Athens,
please
look
under
the
temperature
reading
on

 

weather.com.

They
report
a
past
24-??hour
precipitation
amount
in
inches.

Sky
conditions
in

 

Athens
are
stated
below
the
symbol
and
above
the
temperature
at
that
time.

Please
use
the

 

following
classifications:

clear,
partly
cloudy,
mostly
cloudy,
cloudy,
rain,
and
storm.

 

It
is
important
you
name
your
station
so
it
can
be
identified
among
other
student
data.

This
is

 

an
opportunity
to
be
creative.

Please
also
remain
professional.

 

Excel
Instructions:

 

This
assignment
requires
you
to
work
with
Microsoft
Excel.

If
you
have
not
used
this

 

software
before,
it
is
important
that
you
get
comfortable
and
familiar
with
it
and
able
to

 

enter
data,
make
graphs,
and
a
table.

Below
are
helpful
instructions
using
Microsoft
Excel.

 

You
can
get
help
by
pressing
the
question
mark
button
at
the
top
left
of
your
screen.

You

 

will
export
(copy
and
paste)
the
graphs
and
table
into
a
word
document
along
with
your

 

write-??up
on
the
project.
Details
for
the
write-??up
will
follow
in
a
few
weeks.

































 



 



 




















 

Help

 

1. Open
Microsoft
Excel

 

2. You
will
see
a
spreadsheet
with
rows
(numbered)
and
columns

 

(alphabetic)
with
a
menu
and
tools
above
it.

 



 



 



 


 

3. For
this
project,
you
are
to
collect
temperature,
precipitation,
and
sky
conditions
for

 

your
station
at
your
location
and
for
Athens,
Georgia
.
You
can
collect
data
for
Athens,

 

Georgia
online
via
the
weather
channel
website.

 

4. To
label
the
columns,
on
the
first
row
in
column
A,
type
in
the
word
?Date?.

In
column

 

B,
row
1,
type
in
the
word
?Temperature?;
type
?Precipitation?
in
Column
C,
row
1;
and

 

title
column
D,
row
1
?Sky
Condition?.

You
will
have
a
total
of
4
columns.



You
can

 

continue
on
with
the
Athens,
Georgia
data
on
this
sheet
or
you
may
create
another
file

 

just
for
Athens,
Georgia
location.
(see
next
page)

 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

Enter
your
data
on
a
daily
basis
(see
an
example
below).


 



 



 


 



 


 

5. For
each
full
7-??day
week
(Monday
to
Sunday),
you
are
to
produce
a
bar
graph
and
a

 

table
for
your
station
and
the
Athens,
Georgia
station.

For
this
assignment,
you
will

 

have
10
tables
and
10
graphs
total

(1
table
and
1
graph
for
each
week
for
your
station

 

and
1
table
and
1
graph
for
each
week
for
the
Athens,
Georgia
station).

So,
for
example,

 

you
will
start
collecting
weather
data
on
February
22,
2016
-??
to
April
3,
2016.


(Spring

 

Break
week
excluded
as
most
of
you
may
be
away
from
campus
that
week.
Your
5th

 

week
will
be
the
week
after
spring
break).

 

a. Week
1:
February
22,
2016
?
February
28,
2016

 

b. Week
2:
February
29,
2016
?
March
6,
2016

 

c. Week
3:
March
7,
2016
?
March
13,
2016

 

d. Week
4:
March
14,
2016
?
March
20,
2016

 

e. Week
5:
March
28,
2016
?
April
3,
2016

 


 



 

Below
are
suggested
directions
for
making
a
bar
graph
in
Excel
and
transferring
your
graph
to

 

a
Microsoft
Word
document.

You
will
also
be
required
to
make
a
table
of
your
data.


 

6.

To
make
a
bar
graph
of
your
temperature
and
precipitation
data
for
your
station,
select
the

 

?insert?
tab.

These
dates

 

on
the
graph
are
just
used
as
an
example.

 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


 



 



 


 

7.

Highlight
columns
A
through
C
(Date,
Precipitation,
and
Temperature)
to
the
last
row

 

of
your
data
entry
for
that
week
(see
below).


 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

8.

Under
the
insert
tab,
press
the
column
button
and
you
will
see
a
context
menu
of
column

 

graph
choices.

Choose
the
2-??D
column,
(choice
1).


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


 



 

9.

Once
you
do
this,
a
chart
will
appear
below
and
you
can
explore
and
format
the
chart
using

 

the
tools
above.

Under
chart
screen,
you
can
click
the
chart
title
and
type
and
change
it
to
your

 

location.

See
second
illustration
on
this
page
for
the
change
in
the
title.


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


 



 

To
copy
and
paste
your
graph
into
a
word
document:


 

10.

Click
on
the
graph
and
right
click
your
mouse
and
choose
?copy?.

Open
your
word

 

document
file
for
this
project,
click
in
the
page
you
choose
to
put
the
graph,
and
right
click
your

 

mouse,
and
choose
?paste?.

You
can
also
use
the
?edit?
function
to
do
this
as
well.

See
below.



 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


 



 



 

11.

Your
graph
will
now
be
transferred
to
Microsoft
Word.

Explore
the
format
function
to

 

allow
your
graph
and
table
to
move
around
your
document.

You
may
have
a
specific
place
to

 

put
your
graphs/table
once
you
organize
and
begin
your
write-??up.

(Right
click
your
mouse
on

 

the
graph>>>select
?Format
picture?>>>select
?layout?>>>
select
?tight?.



 


 



 


 



 


 



 

12.

You
can
also
do
the
same
for
your
data
and
make
a
table.

Once
you
select
the
table

 

button,
you
will
be
asked
to
create
the
table
and
to
select
the
data.



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

13.

Select
the
columns
and
rows
with
your
cursor.

You
need
all
4
columns
for
this
table
(A1

 

through
D8).


 



 


 



 

14.

Your
table
will
be
highlighted
below.

You
can
select
this
table
and
then
copy
and
paste
into

 

your
project
document
in
Microsoft
Word.

See
below.


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 


 

 

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