Today (24 September) UHIE Surface Temperature Field Campaign Webinar "Is Your Neighborhood Making You Hot?"
The Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign will begin again on 01 October, and will run through 31 October. The first in a series of webinars will take place on Tuesday, 24 September (8:00 p.m. EST): “Is Your Neighborhood Making You Hot?”
Each of the webinars will feature Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (Dr. C), GLOBE Scientist for the campaign; and each will include: a scientist describing the science content; a teacher providing classroom implementation strategies, and a NASA educator showcasing a NASA resource.
The campaign is focused on looking at the impact urbanization has on the Earth’s surface temperature and how the surface temperature changes the dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere. The campaign is now studying these impacts in seasons: October, December, and March – during which time participants will collect and submit the following data: cloud data, air temperature, and surface temperature.
Studying the energy cycle is fundamental to understanding how the Earth’s spheres function within its system. The surface temperature measurements contribute data: 1) not normally collected by weather agencies, 2) for climate studies, and 3) for ground-truthing satellite data.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office