Urban Heat Island Introduction

Urban Heat Island Information What is an urban heat island? An urban heat island is a metropolitan area which is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas. The temperature difference is usually larger at night than during the day, and is most obvious when winds are weak. One of the main causes of the urban…

Borrow Weather Instruments

Schools, teachers and Society members in the UK can borrow instruments such as anemometers, thermometers, rain gauges, infrared thermometers and Kestrel weather stations from the Society. We are also able to lend Kestrel weather stations to students carrying out independent investigations at A Level. We are very grateful to PCE instruments and Richard Paul Russell…

Microclimates

Microclimates Find out about how to borrow weather instruments in order to be able to carry out a microclimate investigation with your school here, or more about urban heat islands here. What are microclimates?What are the different types of microclimates?What is an urban microclimate?Urban precipitation SmogUrban winds   What are microclimates? A microclimate is the…

Key Stage 4

Resources for 14-16 Year Old Students Other recommended resources: A wide range of animations from the Met Office suitable for geography and science topics. Resources looking at change of state, latent heat, data handling and the Electromagnetic Spectrum from the NCAS/ DIAMET project. An excellent GA resource investigating weather conditions needed for the various Olympic…