What is making my neighborhood SO HOT?
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Explore Earth Webinar
Come join us in a conversation about the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) with GLOBE’s UHIE scientist, Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (Dr. C) from the University of Toledo. Learn about the phenomenon of the “urban heat island effect” where there is an increase in surface temperature due to a neighborhood’s surroundings such as buildings and paved surfaces. Dr. C leads the GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign to study the Urban Heat Islands around the world.
Dr. C will explain urban heat islands and why students should study them. Students taking surface temperatures in their neighborhoods engages them to examine those surfaces and develop solutions on how to reduce their heat islands. Students collect and submit surface temperature data at any time, but the campaign focuses on data collection in October, December, and March. A brief review of the GLOBE protocols will be given. He will showcase heat islands in various locations on Earth using GLOBE and NASA satellite data.
Resources from GLOBE and NASA will be featured. A great way to implement the urban heat island effect for students is to use My NASA Data Urban Heat Island Story Map which engages the learner through storytelling about the heat island phenomenon.
Do you and your students want to join the GLOBE Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE)-Surface Temperature Field Campaign? Sign up for eTraining through a course in Google classroom where you will receive support throughout the school year. For more information, contact Janet Struble, firstname.lastname@example.org.