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NASA EPDC CCRI Webinar: Urban Surface Temperatures and Urban Heat Island Effects (April 8, 4:30 PM ET | Educators Grades 9 - 12)

Posted on April 5, 2021 - 3:17 PM CDT

Date:
4/8/2021 (Thu) - 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM CDT

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Event information

The NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University in conjunction with NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Join us in a conversation about Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects.  Throughout this unit, students learn how climate is changing in urban settings and produce mitigation solutions for city environmental concerns. Students explore climate simulation models and global temperature profiles; learn about remote sensing and investigate instruments on climate satellites; analyze remote sensing imagery and understand the urban heat island effect; collect land surface temperature and create a physical model that promotes the concept of the urban heat island and mitigation factors to include human action towards climate in urban settings.

*Registration is free but required, please click on the link below to sign up:

Explore Earth: CCRI - Urban Surface Temperatures and Urban Heat Island Effects

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Unit Plan on "Urban Surface Temperatures and the Urban Heat Island Effects" can be found here:

NASA GISS CCRI Urban Surface Temperatures and the UHIE Effects

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