An urban heat island is a city that is much warmer than its surroundings. It can affect local weather patterns, and maybe global patterns (such as global warming) as well.
Earth Observatory: New York City Temperature and Vegetation
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Contains pictures from space that show how vegetation such as trees can help keep a city cool.
EPA: Heat Island Site
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] How heat islands are measured, and how they can affect your health.
Planet Power
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Explains how a tree farm can help reduce urban heating.
Scientists Watch Cities Make Their Own Weather
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] New York Times feature story about the urban heat island effect, focusing on Project ATLANTA.
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