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Urban Heat Island Intensive Observation Period March 2022

GLOBE completed another great month of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Intensive Observation Period (IOP) in March 2022. 107 schools participated and took a total of 1699 observations throughout the month. It is great to see more and more schools becoming active in this very important project. UHI is becoming more and more important around the world. Saudia Arabia, Croatia, Greece and Taiwan had many schools take observations during March. I am so grateful for the participation of all of the students and teachers and the great work they have done. I would really like to encourage all of the teachers to have their students take surface temperature observations of more than one cover type. Have the students compare the surface temperature and air temperature above a grassy or vegetated surface as well as a built surface like asphalt or cement. The students will see how different materials have different temperatur

As you can see in the map below of the schools that took surface temperature observations during March, there is quite a wide spread of observations across the world.


 

The hottest temperature recorded by students during the March IOP was 67.6 degrees C on a dry/paved surface at Yubli School of the Negev in Israel. They joined GLOBE in 2019. The coolest temperature of -12.7 degree C was recorded by a school in Greece but one that falls under the virtual school designation.


You can see in this map of Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East below how the temperature varies across the region on March 2, 2022. The GLOBE observations are overlaid onto land surface temperature from the MODIS satellite sensor. You can do this with the GLOBE Visualization page. On the GLOBE webpage (http://globe.gov), go under GLOBE Data and Visualize Data. Then, click on the blue bar that says Enter the Visualization System. 

Surface temperatures in the Saudi Arabia are the hottest and can be explained by the fact that much of Saudi Arabia is a desert. The observations in Croatia and Greece are further north and fall into the temperate climate zoon and are cooler.


 

Here is some great data from Greece showing the observations from 5 schools.


 

Schools that participated in the UHI IOP and the number of observations they took.

Brazil GLOBE v-School

100

Amal kfar yona

92

The 20th  Secondary Girls School at Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah

64

Xrobb l-Ghagin

63

Iksal 'c' Primary School

47

Ivano-Frankivsk City Environmental Station

45

Greece GLOBE v-School

44

The 24th Seconadry Girls School at Makkah Al-Mukarramah

40

Yubli School of the Negev

37

The 1st Secondary Girls School at Al-Gonfutha

36

The first Arqah Secondary school Al-riyadh

34

Medicinska škola Ante Kuzmanića

34

Al-Habeel Secondary School For Girls At Al-gunfodah

32

Sankalp Senior Secondary Day Boarding High School

32

The 199th Intermediate Girls School at Riyadh

31

Al-Ofous Secondary School at Al-Bahah

31

King Khalid Secondary School at Al-Hofuf

31

Kaohsiung  Municipal Cianjin Junior High School

31

2 Intermediate School Abu Arish  At Jazan

31

The 97th Secondary Girls School at Jeddah

31

OOU Goce Delcev

31

SOU Josif Josifovski

31

Nawan Secondary Girls School at Al-Makhwah

31

Elementary B

30

IES Eusebio Barreto

30

Abu baker alsedik basic school

30

OS Banija

29

SOU Bogdanci

28

The 1st Secondary Girls School at Dhahran

27

Hafsah bint sirin basic school

27

National Lo-Tung Senior High School

26

OS Valentin Klarin

25

Osnovna Å¡kola Rugvica

22

Taipei Municipal Wan Fang Senior High School(GLID3I86)

22

OS Dubovac

21

Horfish Elementary B  School

19

St.Michael School

19

Freeport High School

19

Rowland Hall

17

The 1st Secondary Girls School at Sabya

17

Suankularb Wittayalai Nonthaburi school

17

OS Hugo Badalic

17

Yahalom

15

OS Sime Budinica

15

OS Josip Pupacic

14

L2R

13

Community Roots Academy

13

The Affiliated Senior High school of NCU

13

National Kinmen Senior High School

12

OU “Dimitar Miladinov”

10

Elementary C  Der Hana

9

Gozo College Xewkija Primary School

9

St. Monica School

8

University Of Toledo

8

OS Eugena Kumicica

8

St. Francis Primary School

7

St Thomas More College - Zejtun Primary B

7

The School of Nature, Environment

6

Srednja škola Braća Radić

6

Colegio de la Mesopotamia

5

Gozo College, Rabat Primary School

5

Gozo College, Middle School

5

Skola Za Medicinske Sestre Vrapce

5

Keelung Municipal Anle Senior High School

5

Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form

5

Moharimet School

4

Mingdao High School

4

Brener, Kfar Saba, elementary school

4

Sawda Um AlMumineen School (5-12)

4

Ben Gurion primary school

4

III. osnovna skola Varazdin

4

The 45th Secondary Girls School at Makkah Al-Mukarramah

3

Hsin Tien Senior High School

3

Shree Swaminnarayan Academy

3

Maison Bint Ahmed

3

Bennington Grade School

2

OS Antuna Mihanovica (HRHRBBIT)

2

UCAR Center for Science Education GLOBE v-School

2

St. Francis Primary School (GLIDMGF2)

2

EAN NAKOBA EAN RAFA

2

Istituto Comprensivo Perugia 3

2

Northfield School

1

West Carteret High School (GLID6IBL)

1

Gozo College Secondary School

1

Medicinska Skola Varazdin

1

SOU "Naum Naumovski-Borche"

1

Teba Secondary School at Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah

1

Perkins Local Schools

1

test_mobile school 1

1

OS Mahicno

1

test_school1

1

Peru GLOBE v-School

1

Thamare Primary School

1

The 9 th Secondary School at Madinah -

1

Santa Fe High School

1

Northwestern High School (USPARAVU)

1

The 1st Al-Mthulif Secondary Girls School at  Al-Gonfutha

1

Kalispell Middle School

1

EBENEZER AFRICAN CHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL 1

1

United States of America GLOBE v-School

1

Srinakarinwirot University Demonstration School

1

Welty Environmental Center

1

Asma bint aomis basic school

1

Amit, Reut

1

Jungil High School

1

IES Gredos

1

Neve Midbar-Abu Kweider

1

Altraif basic school

1

 

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