There is a set of excellent publications and science reports by Forrest M. Mims III at
www.forrestmims.org and www.sunandsky.org. Mims has had a career as a science author, lecturer and syndicated columnist. He has written instructional books on electronics and published papers and photographs in some 70 magazines and journals, including Nature, Science and Popular Mechanics. He is a writer and editor for the Society for Amateur Scientists.
Among his substantial contributions, he soon will have a book published on the Mauna Loa Observatory (see), which will a very important new addition to our knowledge of this important climate monitoring site. This book will also provide much deserved recognition to Robert H. Simpson for the creation (i.e. the father) of the Mauna Loa Observatory.
Examples of his significant contributions include:
07 March 2008
Trees Can Cool Islands of Heat
16 April 2004
Announcing Citizen Science Challenge 1: Solar Warming of Asphalt Roads
30 July 2004
Wanted: Citizen weather observers
11 March 2005
Questions and Answers About Climate Change
08 April 2005
More Questions and Answers About Climate Change
MY NASA DATA
I’ve developed 14 science projects for this web site, including a new one soon to be posted on the urban heat island effect and how to measure it.
Climate Science readers will obtain new insight into a range of climate issues, including the urban heat island effect, by reading and listening to the information available on these links!