Type of Thesis
Dr. John Cassano
Dr. William Travis
Dr. Holly Barnard
It is well known that there are often drastic temperature variations within very short distances. Although the locations of these fluctuations can generally be predicted by analyzing factors such as topography and wind velocity, there are some cases where there are exceptional changes in temperature without an obvious reason. Understanding the causes behind these extreme temperature variations will help improve weather predictions that may ultimately influence important components of society such as agriculture and transportation. The Boulder Valley is an ideal location for the study of microscale temperature fluctuations due to its unique topography and spatial variation in terrain. This research will examine the several possible factors that influence large temperature variations over short distances. This will be tested by using a weather station that is mounted on a bike to record temperature variation within the Boulder Valley.
Brauer, Noah, "Microscale Temperature Fluctuations In The Boulder Valley" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 825.