FIREX-AQ Climate.gov tweet chat scheduled for August 29 29 August 2019

FIREX-AQ Climate.gov tweet chat scheduled for August 29

The second Climate.gov tweet chat will take place on Thursday, August 29 at the NOAAClimate twitter handle, and feature three scientists who are a part of the AC4 Program-supported FIREX-AQ field campaign.

CPO partners with Climate Generation on the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education 30 July 2019

CPO partners with Climate Generation on the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education

From August 5-7, the Climate Program Office is partnering with Climate Generation, a Minnesota based Climate Change Education organization, on the Summer Institute for Climate Change Education at the Lowell School in Washington, D.C. to support teachers in preparing their students to be global citizens.

NOAA's Climate Program Office Announces New Funding Opportunity 24 July 2019

NOAA's Climate Program Office Announces New Funding Opportunity

Learn more about the Office's Fiscal Year 2020 grant competitions

NOAA Research's Climate Program Office is pleased to announce that its Fiscal Year 2020 grant competitions are now open. 

Citizen Scientists Take to the Streets to Map the Hottest Places in Ten U.S. Cities 24 July 2019

Citizen Scientists Take to the Streets to Map the Hottest Places in Ten U.S. Cities

Citizen scientists will take to the streets during the hottest days this summer to map hot spots in ten different U.S. cities. The campaign is part of a NOAA-funded project to map places where buildings, asphalt, and other parts of urban environments can amplify high temperatures, putting people at heightened risk of heat illness during extreme heat events.

New Heat Maps Help Cities Prepare for Longer, More Intense Heat Waves 25 April 2019

New Heat Maps Help Cities Prepare for Longer, More Intense Heat Waves

By combining satellite and ground-based measurements, scientists have created new maps that identify which neighborhoods experience the most extreme heat on the hottest days of summer.

In the summers of 2017 and 2018, citizen scientists in Richmond, VA, the District of Columbia, and Baltimore, MD, gathered temperature data all over their cities on days when temperatures reached at least 95°F. The results, as outlined in a NOAA article from 2018, show that air temperatures in some areas of the city can be up to 17°F hotter than other areas during the same time of day. On days when local temperatures climb above 95°F, the additional heat emitted by paved and concrete structures can produce dangerously hot temperatures in some neighborhoods. 

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