“Measure UHI in your town with this easy to use temperature datalogger kit“. There’s nothing more satisfying for an obsessive-compulsive than measuring things. Keeping detailed notes about uncontrolled anecdotal observations is a great way to fill time. Anthony Watts needs money. With these three things in mind, Anthony wants to sell you an low-accuracy USB temperature sensor to stick on the roof of your car so you can restlessly cross and recross your town at night and then spend the next day whipping up a high-school science project about it.
But where will we display our bristle-board poster, and who will judge it?
I loved this quote:
The window mount holds the USB datalogger up and away from the vehicle in the clear airstream.
and the even funnier:
I didn’t want to pass a semi truck (speed limit 55mph for trucks through town) and pick up any waste heat.
Why does Anthony think we need to “prove” the Urban Heat Island effect? It’s widely discussed in the scientific literature and adjustments for it are made at many temperature recording stations.