Con Edison Learning Technology Center

 Con Edison Learning Technology Center
  • Credit:

    Image by Robert Simmon, using data ©2010 DigitalGlobe.
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    Use of IKONOS, GeoEye, and Digital Globe imagery must be coordinated with Digital Globe.
Temperatures in cities can rival the hottest desert. Using thermometers installed at the Con Edison building in Queens, NY, scientists compare the air temperature above black, white, and “green” (vegetated) roofs. Read more: Where Is the Hottest Place on Earth?

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  • Data Date:

    September 15, 2010
  • Visualization Date:

    April 4, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    DigitalGlobe - WorldView-2


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