Mapping temperatures across urban heat islands -

Mapping temperatures across urban heat islands


Today’s Video of the Day from the National Science Foundation describes research that is mapping the temperatures found throughout urban heat islands.

Highly developed areas with little or no green space can become exceptionally hotter than their less developed surroundings. 

Researchers at the University of Georgia are using temperature sensors to create highly detailed, fine-resolution maps of the urban heat island in their town of Athens, Georgia.

Determining how temperatures can vary block-by-block will help urban residents better prepare for severe heat in the future. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: National Science Foundation

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