La Sal Data Mapping

When graphing the La Sal data, I decided to use the mean, median, and the mode to look at. I decided to just use one mode for each year rather than do it separately to just follow the general trend of the data.

This data creates an average mean of about 2.8 degrees Celsius over all the years. The different data all follows the same trend for the most part, following peaks and drops. I wanted all the data side by side in this way to show the common temperatures in comparison to the averages and medians of the data.

I also chose to graph the range to demonstrate the variation of data that was gathered as its important to notice the variation as well as the cut down data.

I believe that these different forms of data trends are good for understanding the fluctuation in trends by year, without limiting the information to one factor. I like that there are similar spines and falls through all the data, without being completely the same. 2012 had the highest temperature, but also one of the highest ranges of data which is something I was intrigued by in the data. The graphs are a good way to lay out the data visibly so its easier to understand in the long run.

Data tables used for graphs

YearMeanMedianMode
2003-0.44879-0.69-2.28
2004-3.43-2.12-2.5
2005-1.87-1.74-2.9
2006-3.87-3.85-4.82
2007-5.2-4.29-3.37
2008-7.67-7.04-7.85
2009-2.21687-2.21-3.45
2010-3.87-3.93-3.53
2011-4.89-4.66-5.73
20126.155.54-1.06
2013-5.68-4.26-0.61
2014-2.64569-2.67-0.16
2015-1.18-1.61-1.97
YearRange
200318.47
200448.87
200527.46
200623.19
200727.76
20088.19
200925.47
201019.5
201129.83
201245.76
201332
201426.59
201528.29

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