Dataset Australian climate variability and change - trend maps

TLF ID M012697

This resource is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page that provides trend maps for a number of climate variables including mean, maximum and minimum temperature, total rainfall, sea surface temperature, density of highs and lows, cloud cover and pan evaporation for Australia and for each state and the Northern Territory. The user can select the period of time for which the trend is displayed, with the longest period being 1910-present and the shortest 1970-present. Annual or seasonal trend maps can be viewed, with data only available from 1950 for some seasonal maps. There is a link to information about trend maps.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource that supports the Water in the world unit of study in year 7 Geographical Knowledge and Understanding, particularly the content description that refers to the quantity and variability of Australia's water resources.
  • This resource would also be useful for the content descriptions in Geographical Inquiry and Skills that refer to collecting and organising geographical information from secondary sources, evaluating the information for its reliability and usefulness, and interpreting and analysing the information to identify spatial associations, and explain patterns, trends and relationships.
  • This resource can contribute to students attaining those elements of the achievement standard in year 7 geography referring to explaining simple spatial patterns and trends and interpreting and analysing geographical information from a range of sources.
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  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organization: Commonwealth of Australia
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  • Publisher
  • Name: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Organization: Bureau of Meteorology
  • Description: Publisher
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  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • Text
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