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Alison Stevens

2020 Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign Successfully Finishes

All 13 cities have successfully completed their community science campaigns to map urban heat islands across the country this summer and identify areas where they can take action to protect people from heat stress. The mapping campaigns are part of a collaborative project supported by CPO and jointly coordinated by the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CAPA Strategies LLC. 

The 13 cities included: 

  • Austin, TX

  • Burlington, VT

  • Cincinnati, OH

  • Detroit, MI

  • El Paso, TX

  • Houston, TX

  • Jackson, MS

  • Las Cruces, NM

  • Miami, FL

  • New Orleans, LA

  • Roanoke, VA

  • Seattle, WA

  • San Jose / Santa Clara, CA

Coverage of the campaigns has been widespread across local news and national outlets including NPR as many are interested in knowing just how hot cities can get, and how they can use that data to minimize the risk. 

This is the third year that the Climate Program Office has supported these efforts with 20 cities in total having mapped their Urban Heat Islands. 

Learn more about the 2020 campaigns »

 
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The Urban Heat Island Citizen Science Campaigns are made possible by:

SMV


CAPAHeatWatch


NOAA

NIHHIS is made possible by our participating agencies.

ASPR


CDC


EPA

FEMA


NIOSH


NOAA

OSHA


SAMHSA

 

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About Us

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.

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