Data sets

The following data sets are used in this class. You will need Excel or another standard spreadsheet program to open them (e.g., Open Office Calc).

This data frame contains the number of successful climbs (“summits”) and number of deaths on the mountain between 1922 and 2004. Note that a successful climb means that the climber actually summited (stood on the peak), whether or not they died on the way down (as most who die do).

This data frame contains climate data from New York City from May to September, 1973. Included are measurements of surface ozone (ppb), solar radiation (Langleys), mean wind speed (mph), maximum daily temperature (degrees F), month (May = 5 to September = 9) and day of the month.

Ache Data.xlsx
Data from Kim Hill’s research on the Ache culture in Paraguay. Each row represents a single foraging trip. Data fields (columns) include time spent foraging (hrs), mass of harvested meat (kg), energy of harvested meat (Cals), and energy of non-meat foods harvested (plants, honey; Cals).

This data frame shows the average temperatures for the summer months at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport from 1880 to 2015.

This data frame holds mean annual temperatures for a variety of Arizona cities (Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Ajo and Grand Canyon Village) and Detroit, MI from 1880 to 2015.

This data set contains data from George Perry et al.’s study of the evolution of salivary amylase expression in humans. The study was published in Nature Genetics in 2007. The data set is available from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

This data set contains sea ice coverage (in km2) by month for various arctic seas.