OPAL Climate Survey thermal comfort card


Note: We are no longer accepting results for the OPAL Climate Survey but you can still study climate using the resources.

In Activity 1, you can look for contrails - the tracks that planes leave behind in the sky. Contrails are important because they may contribute to the warming of our climate by preventing some infrared radiation leaving the earth.

In Activity 2 and 3, you can explore how wind at cloud height can be different from what we experience at ground level, with the help of mirrors and bubbles.

In Activity 4, you can answer simple questions about how hot or cold you feel and the types of clothes you are wearing, which can help assess how sensitive we are to climate in different parts of the UK.