How Cities Affect Their Local Climate
In this chapter, you will explore the urban heat island effect with My World GISTM and GLOBE Program surface temperature student data. After downloading and mapping GLOBE surface temperature data, you will gather statistics and examine spatial relationships between the GLOBE surface temperature data and cities that have a population greater than 50,000 people. Last, you will compare urban and rural school sites around Toledo, Ohio to discover how land cover and land use affect surface temperature.
This chapter is part of the Earth Exploration Toolbook. Each chapter provides teachers and/or students with direct practice for using scientific tools to analyze Earth science data. Students should begin on the Case Study page.
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