How Does the Atmosphere Influence the Urban Heat Island Effect and Therefore Surface Temperature?
Organization(s):Huntington High School (USWVBCAM)
Student(s):Chad Kinder Cody Hagley
Grade Level:Secondary School (grades 9-12, ages 14-18)
GLOBE Teacher(s):Rick Sharpe
Report Type(s):International Virtual Science Symposium Report
Protocols:Air Temperature, Barometric Pressure, Clouds, Relative Humidity, Surface Temperature
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Surface Temperatures are the greatest indication of UHIE. How does cloud cover, barometric pressure, humidity, and air temperature influence surface temperature and therefore UHIE? The objective is to see what the atmospheric qualities help or hurt the Earth. The method of research is wo walk outside and collect data with a IRT (Infrared Thermometer). Our results of the data are average compared to other schools that collect the same data. All the data is different and it showed that it was not good. UHIE is a growing problem.
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