Investigation 3: Why is the city hot?

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This investigation examines the formation of urban heat islands. NASA scientists are studying the urban heat island in Atlanta and in other cities. This investigation draws on thermal images and research by NASA scientists to examine causes of environmental changes in Atlanta and actions that might be taken to reduce the harmful effects of those changes.

5-8 Module 3 Investigation 3 in .pdf format

Investigation 3 Student Materials in .pdf format

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