And third, most of our temperature monitoring focuses on air temperature, measured at about 2 meters (about 6.5 ft) above the bottom floor. Nonetheless, temperatures measured on the bottom floor could differ from air temperature, particularly within the solar. Floor temperatures are more durable to measure constantly with passive knowledge loggers.
To know and quantify the variations between field-measured air and floor temperatures within the GRIT neighborhood, we engaged 32 individuals on a scorching August day in 2022 to assist us measure floor temperatures. Primarily based on knowledge collected that day, we estimate the presence of a big tree within the neighborhood can cool floor temperatures by 28ºF (15.6ºC) on common (in comparison with cooling air temperature by 2.9ºF [1.6ºC] on common). We plan to do one other floor temperature monitoring and engagement occasion on Might 13, 2023. Come be a part of us for this “Temperature Jamboree” should you’re to study extra about this collaborative analysis undertaking!
These preliminary analyses, and the info we gather on the Jamboree, will likely be integrated into scientific manuscripts and could also be used to tell future tree planting and different actions.