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December 2019 GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Field Campaign Wrap-up

December 2019 UHIE-Surface Temperature Field Campaign map graphic

The December 2019 GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign wrapped up with 4,248 observations submitted from 126 schools. Over 50 percent of the data was submitted in the final two weeks of December.

In a recent “wrap-up” blog, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (University of Toledo, Ohio) said that this was a 150-percent increase from last year. “There are focus areas with many schools participating, including the Great Lakes, Croatia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Taiwan. And, there are first-time participants from Brazil, South Korea, and India,” he said. “There is a lot of data that could be used in student research projects.”

The campaign – which now takes place in October, December, and March – 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.

To read the blog, click here.

To learn more about the campaign, click here.

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News origin: GLOBE Implementation Office