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Honorable Mention - Friends of Agua Caliente Award, U.S. Metric Association Outstanding Use of International Metric System, American Meteorological Society Outstanding Achievement Award
HS-EA26

The Effect of Landscape Gravel on Ambient Air, Surface, and Soil Temperature

Earth and Environmental Sciences
Elizabeth Haloftis Phuong Bui

Grade:
11
Teacher:
Dr. Mary Lyons

"City temperatures are rising, a phenomenon known as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect. The research examines the role of the color of landscape gravel in the mitigation of the UHI effect in cities. In turn, inform homeowners and the private sector to help regulate the thermal absorption of heat on their properties by their choice of landscaping. The three treatments of light-colored gravel, dark-colored gravel, and no gravel were tested over three days to see how these treatments affect the air, soil, and surface temperature. "


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2 thoughts on “The Effect of Landscape Gravel on Ambient Air, Surface, and Soil Temperature

  1. Nice research and correlations to what is really happening physically. Also great graphs and pictures. Great project in general. Hope to see you again next year!

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