Keeping Up With the Urban Heat Island/Student Research Campaign? Read Dr. C’s Latest Blog!


GLOBE Student

The GLOBE Program is hosting the annual Urban Heat Island/Student Research Campaign (formerly known as the Surface Temperature Field Campaign) from December 1 to December 31, 2016. Want to know more about the campaign? Read the latest blog by Dr.  Kevin Czajkowski (Dr. C), campaign scientist.

Students have used the surface temperature field campaign data to do research projects from fourth grade up to graduate students at universities. The continued expansion of this student research campaign will help students of all ages answer interesting and important research questions, including:

  • How do parking lots affect surface temperature?
  • How does the height of grass affect the temperature?
  • What is the best color for a playground to keep it cool for the students? This project was first done by students in the Dominican Republic.
  • How does the surface temperature of grass at my school (urban or rural) compare to the surface temperature of grass at a school nearby that is rural or urban)? 


News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office


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