The influence of climatic conditions is a consideration in land and water management. Exploring variations in temperature and precipitation can tell us a great deal about changes which may take place at Narawang Wetland.
The climate graphs below display data collected by the Bureau of Meteorology using a weather station located at Sydney Olympic Park.
Learn more about climate graphs by exploring this site.
Click on the graphs to view a larger image of 2009 and 2010 data. Then consider the questions which follow.
Climate graphs are an effective way to display the temperature and precipitation data of a site. Using a line and a bar graph is an easy way to show the relationship between the two sets of data.
We can often determine the location of a site by using climate graphs. For example, lower temperatures in the middle of the year usually suggest a location in the southern hemisphere while greater variation in temperature suggests locations further from the equator.
How would you describe the pattern of temperature at Sydney Olympic Park in 2010?
How would you describe the pattern of rainfall at Sydney Olympic Park in 2010?
Compare the rainfall for Autumn 2009 with Autumn 2010. How might the variation in rainfall impact on the management of Narawang Wetland at Sydney Olympic Park?
How might precipitation and temperature influence the management of Sydney Olympic Park?