Atlanta Surface Temperature

Animation demonstrating urban heat in Atlanta, GA

Detailed Description

Animation comparing a natural color Landsat 8 satellite image of Atlanta, GA with satellite-based surface temperatures. Buildings and impervious surfaces trap heat, leading to higher temperatures in urban areas - a phenomenon generally referred to as the Urban Heat Island effect. Landsat Surface Temperature satellite products can be used to characterize differences in surface temperature.

 

Details

Image Dimensions: 1920 x 1760

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Location Taken: US