Our @trenchproject instragram feed includes thermal images exploring the thermal complexity of life. Please get in touch with Lauren if you have images you’d like to contribute or if you’d like to borrow a camera to take images to contribute. If you’d like to contribute, you can either post directly to the account or we’ll provide a Google Drive folder for you to upload images to and we can post on your behalf.
Any images that highlight the thermal complexity of life are a good fit. Examples include landscapes with variations in sun and shade or different types of surfaces. Animals and plants exhibiting thermal variability or in thermally variable landscapes are great. Objects and people are fine too if aligned with the goal of helping students and the public understand why temperatures vary and how that might influence thermal stress and sensitivity to climate change. Any style and length of caption is fine. It is helpful for education purposes to try to describe the thermal variation and why it occurs.
We’ve taken the images using an inexpensive FLIR ONE camera attached to a phone. The camera’s hybrid visual IR images can facilitate interpretation over traditional IR cameras. We’ve also been using FLIR ONEs since we’re much more likely to carry around the small attachment relative to a traditional IR camera. However, images from any IR camera are welcome. We also welcome visual images that can be paired with IR images to aid interpretation.