Plastic Field Documented at 156 Degrees This Week

FLIR thermal images are used to document the high surface temperatures and heat island effect created by plastic fields and other synthetic surfaces. This is in contrast to the natural cooling effect provided by trees, grass and soil.

This particular FLIR image was taken of a plastic field in NW Washington, D.C. @1:30pm, June 17, 2019.

Air Temp: low 90s; partly to mostly cloudy
Grass Temp: 90s
Field Temp: 140s/150s

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Rebekah Thomson