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Dataset Daily maximum temperature extremes graphs

TLF ID M012698

This resource is a Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) web page that provides graphs that show the percentage area of the selected state or territory and the percentage area of Australia that experienced extremely hot, cold or wet conditions on each day of the month selected. Graphs on this page are available for the previous seven years and are based on a percentile analysis calculated using all the daily observations of temperature or rainfall on record for each month, starting in 1911 for temperature and 1900 for rainfall. For minimum, maximum and mean temperature and for total rainfall, there are options to display extremes above the 97th percentile, above the 99th percentile or the highest on record. There are additional options to display extremes below the 1st percentile, below the 3rd percentile and the lowest on record for temperature. There is a section explaining how to read the graphs.

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 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 that refer to explaining simple spatial patterns and trends, and collecting, 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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  • Online
  • Text
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