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Urban Heat Islands

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This section links to discussions of several studies of the heat island effect at different locations.

New Scandal Erupts over NOAA Climate Data

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A volunteer group headed by meteorologist Anthony Watts had found serious problems with US surface temperature monitoring stations. Not only did sites fail to meet the NCDC's requirements, but encroaching development had put many in ridiculously unsuitable locations -- on hot black asphalt, next to trash burn barrels, beside heat exhaust vents, even attached to hot chimneys and above outdoor grills. See

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