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Wednesday, April 26 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
The Urban Heat Island in Asheville, NC

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The purpose of this experiment is to determine if an Urban Heat Island is present in Asheville, NC. With the onset of low albedo, the urban canyon, the urban dust dome, and decreased levels of vegetation affecting biological communities in city centers, it’s becoming increasingly relevant to measure the temperature differences that arise in these areas. By conducting this experiment we will obtain a better understanding of the Urban Heat Island and its effects, where particular temperature hotspots are likely, and how commercial, residential, and wilderness areas are impacted relative to urban centers.The research questions that this experiment intends to answer are: Is there an Urban Heat Island effect within the city of Asheville? If so, how strong is the effect, and in what areas is it the strongest? This is being determined by DS1921 Thermochron ibuttons throughout various locations in downtown, east, west, north, and south Asheville. The locations include completely paved, residential, greenspace, and wilderness areas.

Wednesday April 26, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Concourse - Wilma Sherrill Center

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