Meteorologist Mike Bettes take a look at urban heat, specifically how highly populated areas can be hotter than less populated areas.This video almost does a better job of showing the growth of cities and urban population in the U.S. than it does explaining urban heat islands. I might just use it for the former, then remind the students about it during the latter. I'll see what I think about it right after July 4th, when I'm planning on giving the urbanization lecture.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Urban heat island video for my class
The Weather Channel just posted Science Behind Urban Heat, which I could use in one of two lectures, either urbanization or microclimates. I haven't decided yet which.