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ESCAPING THE ISLAND Abnormal surface temperature post threat to survival, biodiversity and health in NJ

Student(s):Yaoyuan Zhang Longge Wang
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
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Date Submitted: 04/03/2017
Surface Temperature Anomaly

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The research addresses the effects of a global issue, surface temperature anomaly, on both micro and macro scales. The departures of temperature from long-term average value can lead to alarming consequences to organisms survival, local biodiversity and epidemic diseases. To truly apprehend the scale and the results of temperature anomaly, multiple data sets are tracked and analyzed from November 2016 to March 2017. By comparing the graphs, the correlation between theses factors is revealed, which serves as a warning sign to the global community. The emergences of urban heat island, the rising temperature at the South Pole, and the extreme weather in winter are only glimpses of this vast issue; other numerous factors need to take account when analyzing the influences of surface temperature anomaly.