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**Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide**

*The amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has been increasing since the beginning of the industrial age when humans began burning fossil fuels as an energy source.* *As the Carbon Dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has increased average global temperatures also increase causing social and economic problems.* *Knowing the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is important to know so we can better predict the future of climate change.* *To learn more about how atmospheric carbon dioxide will influence our society and environment follow the link below*

*http://tinyurl.com/Math142CO2Video4*

*Download the excel spreadsheet Math142CO2data.xlsx.* *The spreadsheet contains data the level of CO2 (in parts per million) measured in the air at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.* *(Source:* *NOAA.gov)*

*With every scatterplot in this project, include informative titles to your graphs, and label axes with units.* *Declare all variables, include units, and round all results to the nearest hundredth, do all rounding at the end of your calculations.*

**1)** Create a scatterplot for the data using excel. Copy and paste your graph into the space below.

**2)** Create a scatterplot with a __linear__ trendline, copy and paste your scatterplot in the space below.

**3)** Write down the equation for your __linear__ trendline from part 2.

**4)** Do you think the trendline from parts 2-3 will make good predictions for atmospheric Carbon Dioxide into the future? Explain in what ways the trendline will make accurate predictions and in what way the trendline will make inaccurate predictions.

**5)** As you can see from the scatterplot in part 1) the overall trend for atmospheric Carbon Dioxide levels can be described with two parts. The first part of the trend is a seasonal variation in CO2; every year the CO2 level increases and decreases. The second trend is an overall increase in the average CO2 levels. Every year the periodic trend is a little bit higher than the previous year. Find a function that models this periodic and increasing trend. Copy and paste a scatterplot with your best fit curve in the space below.

**6)** Write down the formula for your best fit increasing and periodic function below.

**7)** Use online resources to find the most recent data available for CO2 concentration levels. Does your model make a good prediction for the current levels? What is the percent difference?

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/

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Math 142

**Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide**

*The amount of Carbon Dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has been increasing since the beginning of the industrial age when humans began burning fossil fuels as an energy source. As the Carbon Dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has increased average global temperatures also increase causing social and economic problems. Knowing the amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere is important to know so we can better predict the future of climate change. To learn more about how atmospheric carbon dioxide will influence our society and environment follow the link below*

*http://tinyurl.com/Math142CO2Video4*

*Download the excel spreadsheet Math142CO2data.xlsx. The spreadsheet contains data the level of CO2 (in parts per million) measured in the air at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii. (Source: NOAA.gov)*

*With every scatterplot in this project, include informative titles to your graphs, and label axes with units. Declare all variables, include units, and round all results to the nearest hundredth, do all rounding at the end of your calculations.*

**1) **Create a scatterplot for the data using excel. Copy and paste your graph into the space below.

**2) **Create a scatterplot with a linear trendline, copy and paste your scatterplot in the space below.

**3) **Write down the equation for your linear trendline from part 2.

**4) **Do you think the trendline from parts 2-3 will make good predictions for atmospheric Carbon Dioxide into the future? Explain in what ways the trendline will make accurate predictions and in what way the trendline will make inaccurate predictions.

**5) **As you can see from the scatterplot in part 1) the overall trend for atmospheric Carbon Dioxide levels can be described with two parts. The first part of the trend is a seasonal variation in CO2; every year the CO2 level increases and decreases. The second trend is an overall increase in the average CO2 levels. Every year the periodic trend is a little bit higher than the previous year. Find a function that models this periodic and increasing trend. Copy and paste a scatterplot with your best fit curve in the space below.

**6) **Write down the formula for your best fit increasing and periodic function below.

**7) **Use online resources to find the most recent data available for CO2 concentration levels. Does your model make a good prediction for the current levels? What is the percent difference?

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/trends/

*To learn more about changing atmospheric Carbon Dioxide levels follow the links below. The first video was made from a mathematical model (like the one you found in parts 2 and 6) that predicts Carbon Dioxide levels. Videos 2 and 3 show measurements of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide levels as measured from space.*

*http://tinyurl.com/Math142CO2Video1*

*http://tinyurl.com/Math142CO2Video2*

*http://tinyurl.com/Math142CO2Video3*

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