Climate Data analyzed from PRISM to Excel

By: William E. Schlosser, Ph.D.

Date: Aug 3, 2020

Look to PRISM data to discover spatially arranged information about weather of specific areas arranged monthly since 1895. Daily data are recorded since 1981. PRISM stands for Parameter-elevation Regressions on Independent Slopes Model, and is hosted by Northwest Alliance for Computational Science & Engineering (NACSE), based at Oregon State University.

Receive tabular measures of precipitation, temperature, and vapour-pressure deficit (VPD). PRISM has these records, and more. Investigative research is required to make these data useful. When analyzed through your Excel spreadsheet program, data can be displayed in charts and tabular summaries. You will make graphs, maps, and analyze data for the area you want to explore. This is your decision to use all the tools you have at your disposal. 

Watch the video to see data analyzed at Kamiak Butte and presented into multi-vertical axis charts.