Tag: Physics

Planetary Heat Pumps (European Space Agency)
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Planetary Heat Pumps (European Space Agency)

The sea is incredibly good at storing heat. So good, that just the top three metres of the ocean contain as much heat as the entire atmosphere. The ocean’s ability to accumulate, transport and slowly release the energy it receives from the Sun makes it one of the key regulators of weather and climate on…

Urban Hotspots (European Space Agency)
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Urban Hotspots (European Space Agency)

The urban heat island effect is a phenomenon that leads to temperatures in cities often being higher than those in surrounding rural areas. This effect is amplified during heatwaves. As the world becomes more urbanised, and heatwaves become more likely due to climate change, building cities that reduce this effect becomes ever-more important. This printable…