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Basic Principles of Urban Heat Island Effects

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What is the name for a metropolitan area that is much warmer than its surrounding rural areas?

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1. How do cities contribute to the heat island effect?

2. How do asphalt and concrete contribute to urban heat island effects?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of an urban heat island and the effects it has on large metropolitan areas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will discover your understanding of the following topics:

  • A name for a metropolitan area that is hotter than rural areas around it
  • Asphalt and concrete and the urban heat island effect
  • How vegetation helps an urban heat island effect

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name for a metropolitan area that is much warmer than its surrounding rural areas
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the contributions of asphalt and concrete to urban heat effects, along with their impact on temperature
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how vegetation helps reduce urban heat island effects and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To further your understanding of an urban heat island, review the lesson called Basic Principles of Urban Heat Island Effects. The lesson discusses these topics:

  • A definition of an urban heat island
  • The effects of an urban heat island on a city
  • The formation of an urban heat island
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