temperature over cities, cooler rural readings studied
Skies Ahead: Hot Ways to Cool Down Our Cities
News 28 Oct. 1998
NASA News Articles
Apr 28, 1999: Earth
Day Education - Students in the Huntsville, Ala. area
used a "ray gun" to measure temperature and launched a weather
balloon to measure stratospheric ozone, getting a hands-on experience in
how climate scientists monitor changes in our atmosphere.
Apr 26, 1999: Welcome
to the Thunder Dome - Climate scientists report that
urbanization has altered weather patterns over Atlanta, Georgia. Data collected
for the last 25 years link deforestation and the use of heat-absorbing materials
with oddities such as severe morning weather.
April 21, 1999: Stepping
back to get a closer view - Scientists at the Global
Hydrology and Climate Center will use Landsat 7 images to better understand
the phenomenon of urban heat islands.
April 21, 1999: Students
to learn what's hot at Earth Day celebration- Open
house at Global Hydrology and Climate Center on April 22 will have 5th graders
learning from 2nd graders and everyone learning something new about planet
November 25, 1998: Science
From Space - 1998 Earth Sciences Highlights including
hurricanes, lightning, urban heat islands, and more.
November 20, 1998: Cities
Getting Ready for Next Heat Wave - Results applied
from Urban Heat Island Pilot Project.
July 21, 1998: Salt
Lake City shows hot and cold spots - Urban Heat in
July: NASA's "heat hunters" measure blistering - and refreshing
- areas in Salt Lake City, Utah.
July 1, 1998: California's
capital glows - and has cool spots, too - in
an aerial image taken June 29 from a study of how urban forests can help
keep cities from overheating.
May 19, 1998: Baton
Rouge shines in heat from urban development. NASA
scientists study the phenomenon of "urban heat islands" to understand
the impact of development on climate, collecting data by flying over the
city with advanced thermal sensors.
May 1, 1998: Islands
in the (Air) Stream - The quest to understand how
rapid urban growth affects local and regional weather and, potentially,
the global climate is on. NASA scientists will measure thermal radiation
from growing cities by flying an instrument-laden Lear jet over Baton Rouge,
Sacramento, and Salt Lake City.
May 8, 1997: Hot
'Lanta (NASA, school kids team to study how trees help cities keep their
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