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Building on the results of community heat mapping efforts

Following successful completion of an urban heat mapping campaign in Portland, Oregon in 2016, the map produced through the community effort was used in a study on effective ways to cool the city's urban areas. The study, requested by the City of Portland, shows the substantial cooling effect of planting trees and vegetation in urban areas.

The study informed decision makers in Portland how adding vegetation, using reflective material on hard surfaces, and installing green roofs on buildings can cool urban heat islands, as much as 25 degrees in some spots.

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NIHHIS is an integrated information 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.  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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