Investigator:

Ester Rojas-Garcia

Advisor: Nadine Unger

Description:

My Master's thesis project is on megacities and their local and global impact on radiative forcing.  I will be using a climate model to make the radiative forcing calculations however, I would like to see if remote sensing can also be used to calculate some of the changes in atmosphere or to calculate the urban heat island.  I would aim to do this for 11 megacities worldwide including -- Moscow, Delhi, Beijing, Lagos, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Manila, Sao Paolo, Shanghai, Cairo.  If I can calculate the urban heat island for all cities, I would then like to write an article in the fall about the results.