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Multimedia animation "Urban Heat Islands"

Urban areas are getting hotter, a phenomenon known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. Our multimedia animation offers an engaging way to explore what UHI is, why it occurs, and what can be done to mitigate its impact. Designed for students aged 13-18, this educational tool integrates key concepts of climate science with interactive learning.

What You'll Learn

  • Understanding UHI: Learn about the higher temperatures in urban areas compared to rural ones and explore the factors contributing to this effect.
  • Climate Projections: Utilize climate models to predict future temperature increases and evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation and adaptation strategies.
  • Mitigation and Adaptation: Differentiate between mitigation (long-term strategies to reduce heat) and adaptation (immediate changes to lessen impacts) and understand their roles in combating UHI.


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Key Features

  • Dual Focus: The animation is divided into two sections. The first section helps students understand global climate modeling and mitigation efforts up to the end of the century. The second focuses on specific strategies for reducing the UHI effect in cities by 2020 and assessing their long-term viability by 2100.

  • Interactive Learning: Students engage with the animation individually or in groups, making decisions about which strategies to implement and observing the outcomes of their choices.

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