Mini Science 10 Martin 28 Feb 2014

Albedo and Heat Islands: Choose a city (other than Vancouver) and compare the albedo of the urban areas to that of the surrounding natural landscape. Explain how this could contribute to the city as a “heat island” (see p. 461). Ensure that you demonstrate an understanding of albedo, and refer to the absorption/reflection of radiation, as well as insulation of infra red radiation.