Analytical study of variables affecting climate change in rural areas
Student(s):Carlota García-Rojo González Alba Martín Sánchez Beatriz Cárdenas Martín
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher(s):Manuela Salvado Muñoz
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Air Temperature, Precipitation, Clouds, Barometric Pressure, Relative Humidity
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The students of 2nd of bachillerato of the IES Gredos (Piedrahíta, Avila, Spain) have developed the analytical study of temperature and precipitation, to see whether; Could the effects of climate change also be visible in rural areas? For this purpose, through the integrated one-day atmosphere protocol of the GLOBE project, we have compared several graphs obtained from temperature and precipitation data with a five-year periodicity. After analyzing the graphs, with the data collected over the last 16 years, we have managed to observe a temperature increase pattern that coincided with the data observed in other urban and rural areas of our country. Regarding precipitation we have observed a decrease in our area, but we have not observed a pattern similar to the other comparison zones. Therefore, we can conclude by stating that rural areas will also be able to suffer the effects of climate change. Finally, we propose an increase in information based on simple actions that the entire population can take to mitigate the effects of climate change.
Keywords: temperature, precipitation, rural area, climate change.
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