This dataset and tool are directly responsive to requests Dr. Spinrad heard from health practitioners at a NOAA Climate and Equity Roundtable event held in October 2021.
The project will build on outcomes from NOAA's community-led field campaigns, which have helped engage the Burlington community and have produced critical hyperlocal temperature information. But cities, and Vermont's smaller cities and communities in particular, need more tools and resources to help them determine the most effective and efficient solutions tailored to their needs.
Coggin spoke about the importance of the campaign in an interview with NBC4 as he volunteered with the Arlington County, Virginia community in their efforts to map urban heat.
The projects will support decision making in city neighborhoods grappling with inequitably distributed impacts from the deadliest weather-related risk in the United States—extreme heat.
The webinar will explore how increasing community engagement in both understanding and measuring urban heat through the use of a novel participatory research campaign framework can lead to climate action efficacy in US cities.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather.
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