Q:

What is a climograph?

A:

According to National Geographic, a climograph is a graphic representation of climate information. It is considered a useful tool for studying climate and its effects on the human environment.

A climograph allows a researcher to plot the amount of rain and the temperature over a set period of time, usually over the course of a year. The Center for Educational Technologies explains that a climograph contains two vertical axes and one horizontal axis. The first vertical axis measures the amount of rainfall (usually in inches), while the monthly temperature is plotted against the second vertical axis. The horizontal axis shows the time frame that is being researched. A bar chart is used to show average monthly rainfall, and a line graph is used to show average monthly temperature.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What are some of the United States' natural resources?

    A:

    According to National Geographic, the United States benefits from an abundance of natural resources, including forests, freshwater, oil and mineral deposits, along with fertile soil. Coal and natural gas resources help to boost the national economy of the United States.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the biggest squid ever found?

    A:

    According to National Geographic, the largest squid ever found measured 59 feet long and weighed about a ton. The squid was a "giant" squid, the largest of the more than 280 squid species found worldwide.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How big is a cheetah?

    A:

    According to National Geographic, the average adult cheetah weighs from 77 to 143 pounds. The African cats stand 2.5 to 3 feet tall, are between 3.5 to 4.5 feet in length, and bear tails measuring from 25.5 to 31.5 inches.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What do octopuses eat?

    A:

    According to National Geographic, the common octopus preys on crabs, crayfish and molluscs. Bottom-dwelling octopuses feed mainly on polychaete worms, crabs, whelks and clams. Open-ocean octopuses subsist on prawns, fish and other cephalopods. The giant Pacific octopus feeds on shrimp, clams, lobsters and fish, and even larger prey, such as sharks and birds.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore