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A Study of the Effect of Different Soil Cover Type in the Variation of Surface Temperature in Different Locations in Wilayat Haima

Organization(s):Haima basic school
Student(s):1. Moza Abdullah Al-Harsousi 2. Amira Ahmed Al-Harsousi 3. Adaary Said Al-Harsousi
Grade Level:Middle School (grades 6-8, ages 11-14)
GLOBE Teacher:Wafaa Hassan
Contributors:Haima school administration, the municipality of Haima
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Air Temperature, Clouds, Surface Temperature
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Date Submitted:02/21/2018
Pictures of female students collecting research data
This research is a study comparing the effect of land cover to surface temperature. The question was how land cover affects the variation of surface temperatures in different locations. The objective of the study was to reach the relationship between the types of land cover and the degrees of Surface temperature. Therefore, we chose the different study sites, which are asphalt area exposed to the sun, the grassy state park and sandy area with schoolyard completely exposed to the sun. Those areas have been divided to work on them in the team to collect ephemeral data. Data collection and temperature measurement have been collected and also the calculation of surface temperature gradients for the three sites. We have shown the great impact of the type of land cover in the absorption of sunlight and express it by surface temperature in each site throughout the study period. The study recommended more green areas in the city center to reduce the temperature especially that the area is in the desert.



Comments

I enjoyed reading your research paper, and am impressed with your research plan and implementation. This is a very important topic for all of us around the world. You have done a good job of showing the differences in surface temperature and suggesting ways in which communities can work on reducing their surface temperatures. it reminded me of a resource for students that I assisted with last year, which you can open here:
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/eokids/pdf/EOKids_201701_UHI.pdf

I have two questions for your team.

Why do you think grassy areas reflect less solar energy than concrete areas?

How can city planners increase the amount of grassy areas they have in cities with so many people?

Thank you!
Question one: Because Because herbs contain water whose high thermal capacity reduces its temperature
Question two: Allocate areas for agriculture such as gardens by city planners before planning to build buildings
Question one: Because Because herbs contain water whose high thermal capacity reduces its temperature
Question two: Allocate areas for agriculture such as gardens by city planners before planning to build buildings
Good job! Do you plan on sharing your data with your community in order to help convince them to plant more grassy areas?