Talk:Urban heat island
I've lurked here for a while, but I couldn't hold back while this page was created. As it first started, this page is gobbledy-gook; it's a layman's non-comprehensive understanding of a complex meteorological phenomenon. I began a re-write with the beginning of the article and the first note, so that is actually scientific (The conclusion originally drawn from the first note was somewhat incorrect). After work, I will continue with a re-write of the rest of the section - particularly the so-called "Implications on Global Warming." At the moment, all I can say is that you need to stop while you're ahead; The only implication that urban heat islands have on global warming is incontrovertible proof of the effect of human industrialization on the local climate and meteorology, as it shows a direct correlation between increased human industrial activity and increased temperatures. If you truly wish, we can get into it over how UHIs affect climate recordings, but trust me - you don't want to get in to that. You'd be better off running over to your local NWS and having them explain all the procedures for CO-OP observations and how the vast number of them averages out any irregularities - especially known ones. Stryker 08:30, 26 June 2007 (EDT)
- Edit: Let me put it in a less confrontational manner (I'd like to remain here a while!): This article obviously serves no purpose other than to attempt to fuel fire against Global Warming. This is obvious because of the closeness in timing between the creation of this article and the author's use of the topic in the argument on the Global Warming Talk page. In my head, I postulate that the other recently read about this, and erroneously came to the conclusion that UHI effect can be used in debate against global warming.
This article has potential, so please allow me to work with it. Urban Heat Islands are relatively new phenomenon, but their implications are already well understood, even by amateur meteorologists. As a student of meteorology, I think I can clean this article up so that a layman can understand it, while at the same time, it conveys professional and technical relevance. --Stryker 16:00, 26 June 2007 (EDT)