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Microclimates: Detailed Study.

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Do Microclimates exist around Dulwich College grounds? Introduction Microclimates are small areas which have a different climate from the surrounding areas. Microclimates can be created by many things. The surface of a place can affect its microclimate. Places with tarmac or concrete type flooring shall be warmer than places with grass ground. Shelters can also be a cause for microclimates to occur. The shelters can block the sun making it cooler or block the wind to make it warmer. The shelters can also give shade which can also make it cooler. The physical features can create microclimates. For example: a place with trees, grass, or lakes will be much cooler and shadier than a place surrounded by buildings. The direction of a place can affect how or cold it may be during the different times of the day. Microclimates are also affected if there is city near by or if you are living in one. The time of day can also be a crucial element to creating a microclimate. The positioning of the sun can also affect if there is or is not a microclimate. ...read more.


The field will be sunniest and windiest of all the sites. My hypothesis is that the field will be the sunniest and windiest of all the sites because there is no shelter to protect it from any of the natural forces. For example: - if there is a windy day, the field shall be the windiest site. Method Write about the way in which you will carry out the fieldwork. Think about the number of sites that you want to investigate. Think about how many sets of measurements you want to take i.e. every day at the same time? At different times of the day? Include pictures of the equipment that you are going to use. Include the sheet that you are going to use to collect the data. Add the location of your sites onto the map on the next page. You could take a photograph of each site and add them into this section (all 6 photos with titles onto one page) We shall be investegating six different sites all around the junior and the senior schools. ...read more.


This sheet shall contain lots of information about a particular day and the readings taken from each area. Every area well have measurements from each element. This way all the data can be compared like one area compared to the other or a day can be compared to another so on and so forth. This sheet has 3 graphs each which represent a certain time in one day. The sheet will be an important part of the research because it shall help in explaining and comparing the information that has been gathered in the given amount of time for the measurements of all the areas and thte elements. Location of the Sites Data Presentation Draw graphs to make the data easier to interpret You could use bar graphs, pictograms, histograms etc Analysis Discuss what your results show. Look at one hypothesis at a time and discuss what your results show. State whether your hypotheses have been proven correct or not. Conclusion Summarize the results of the investigation. Evaluation What went well with your investigation? What problems did you experience? What would you change if you were to do your investigation again? How could the accuracy of your investigation be improved? ?? ?? ?? ?? Name Shanze Ashai Tutor Group 7MA Date ...read more.

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