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Heat Island Activity

Heat Island Activity - NATS 101 Activity#5 Remote Sensing...

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    NATS 101 Activity #5 Remote Sensing: Urbanization  and Heat Islands
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    Definitions The Heat Island Effect -> When temperatures are  consistently higher in the city than in adjacent  locations.  Remote Sensing -> Many characteristics of our  planet can be measured without being in close  proximity. Albedo -> The ratio of the amount of solar  radiation reflected from the ground to the amount  of solar radiation reaching the ground which is  also called the incident radiation. Albedo values  range from 0 to 1. ALBEDO = REFLECTED SOLAR RADIATION /  INCIDENT SOLAR RADIATION
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    Goals For This Activity  Investigate the causes and effects of urban  heat islands. Measure the temperature and albedo of  various surfaces on the U of A campus. Develop a spreadsheet that contains our  measured data and use it to evaluate the 
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