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What is an Urban Heat Island? by The Elephant's Child

Satellites can see urban heat.  This was demonstrated in a recent paper at the 2010 AGU meeting by NASA.  See : Satellites Image the Urban Heat Islands in the Northeast.

The satellite temperature data from the University of Alabama, Huntsville (UAH) supports the idea of Urban Heat (UHI) as a significant factor when estimating global temperatures.  Do follow the link to see the satellite images of the compact city of Providence,RI, shown in natural color, infrared, vegetation and developed land.  The guest post from Frank Lansner shows that the UAH temperature trends seem to match the satellite data from the oceans.

A little sampling of real science as opposed to the other stuff.

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