CPO’s Hunter Jones will attend to build NOAA and NIHHIS international partnership through the Global Heat Health Information Network.
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.
Community organizers in eight U.S. cities have been offered support for UHI mapping campaigns through the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) and CPO’s Communication, Education, and Engagement Division.
A team of scientists found that a strengthened change in ocean temperatures from west to east (or gradient) in the tropical Pacific during the preceding winter is the main driver of more frequent heat waves in Texas.
Residents of the Carolinas are familiar with hot summers, but in some areas excessive heat events bring a higher risk for heat-related illness—and even death. A new tool can help local communities get ahead of heat events so they can reduce risk for their residents.
For additional information about heat health and the NIHHIS, access our briefing sheet.
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Hunter Jones (UCAR)
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