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Warm temperature over cities, cooler rural readings studied

Blue Skies Ahead: Hot Ways to Cool Down Our Cities

California Energy Commission

Wired News 28 Oct. 1998

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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 Earth.

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 cool)

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