The October GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Field Campaign Has Begun!
The Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign has begun, and will run through 31 October.
This year, the campaign is hosting a series of webinars. Each of the webinars will feature Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (Dr. C), GLOBE Scientist for the campaign. Each webinar will contain the following: 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.
To learn more about the campaign, click here.
News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office