In this lab, you will examine actual data on the reduction in polar sea ice area in August between 1979 and 2015.
You will use the August Polar Sea Ice Area Loss Spreadsheet to:
- Calculate a linear regression of polar sea ice area in August.
- Use this regression to forecast when polar sea ice will completely disappear in August.
Note: Access the August Polar Sea Ice Area Loss Instructions to see the steps for performing the linear regression calculation. The August Polar Sea Ice Area Loss Instructions also provide a series of related questions for you to answer.
Begin Work on Your Lab
To begin work on your lab, access:
After performing your calculations on the spreadsheet, you will also need to answer the questions on your August Polar Sea Ice Area Loss Instructions. You will need to submit your spreadsheet andthe August Polar Sea Ice Area Loss Instructions to the assignment area.