Climate Wisconsin Ice Cover

This is an interactive graph that involves records of ice cover in two Wisconsin lakes - Lake Mendota and Lake Monona - from 1855-2010.

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Finn Ryan
Scott Pauli
Pitch Interactive
Wisconsin Educational Communications Board

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The datasets used in this visualization are specifically about Wisconsin, but the lesson can be applied to any region with ice-covered lakes. Furthermore, it might be useful as a case study of the effects of climate change on the Earth system.