detailed support information - surface


What is the dominant material exposed to the sun? 
The dominant surface that is exposed most directly to the sun’s incoming radiation has an effect on temperature in the local environment. Select the category that most closely matches the material present. If a close match does not exist, select the category with the most similar color.

Deciduous vegetation
Vegetation consisting of typically short plants with long narrow leaves, growing wild or cultivated on lawns and pasture. Broad annual leaves from deciduous vegetation (may be shrub or forest).
Coniferous vegetation
Evergreen vegetation
Needle type leaves from coniferous vegetation (may be shrub or forest). Broad leaves from evergreen vegetation (may be shrub or tree).
Light soil
Dark soil
Light gray or sand colored soils. Dark brown to black soils.
Gravel stone (e.g., road or parking lot surface with gravel). Gray gravel based concrete surface (e.g., sidewalk).