By participating in this forum, Juli Trtanj (OAR/CPO) represented NOAA’s interests in the implementation of the Global Framework for Climate Services through Clim-Health Africa.
Juli Trtanj (OAR/CPO) served as a key resource person at a national capacity building initiative for climate and health in New Delhi, India from 22-24 September 2015.
Learn How to Map the Urban Heat Island Effect with ARSET this November
Please join the Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) program for a three-part online training on Urban Heat Islands beginning on November 10. During the first session of this training series you will learn how to estimate LST in Google Earth Engine using Earth observations from Landsat. You will also be presented with background information on urban heat islands (UHI) and have a chance to familiarize yourself with satellites and sensors that can be used to map them. The second session of this series will introduce you to UHI case studies and go over methods for integrating in situ observations with satellite imagery for select US cities. The third and final session will cover long term mitigation strategies and present a case study of UHI and land cover in Huntsville, Alabama.
Sessions include guest speakers from NASA, USGS, NOAA, and Portland State University. There is no cost to participants and no prior experience is required. For more information or to register, visit appliedsciences.nasa.gov/arset.
The NIHHIS is an integrated system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem in order to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat. The NIHHIS is a jointly developed system by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.