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Modeling Study Successfully Simulates Extreme Heat in Missouri 16 September 2022

Modeling Study Successfully Simulates Extreme Heat in Missouri

 

A new CVP-funded study produces an accurate model representation of extreme heat in Missouri during July 2012, one of the hottest summers in United States history.

IRAP-funded study provides new recommendations for increasing the reach and effectiveness of heat risk education and warning messaging 15 September 2022

IRAP-funded study provides new recommendations for increasing the reach and effectiveness of heat risk education and warning messaging

This research analyzed focus group responses to better understand the context for heat health warning systems and help incorporate stakeholder needs and interests into future management.

Event Recap: Montgomery County Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping Campaign 12 August 2022

Event Recap: Montgomery County Urban Heat Island (UHI) Mapping Campaign

On August 7th, more than 100 volunteers in Montgomery County, MD participated in the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) “Urban Heat Island Mapping Campaign”.

NIHHIS Launches Heat.gov 28 July 2022

NIHHIS Launches Heat.gov

On July 26th, the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) launched a new portal, Heat.gov, to provide the public and community decision makers with clear, timely, and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat.

RISA Planning Activity Grantee to Host a Workshop on Heat + Housing + Health Equity Across the Southeastern U.S. 10 June 2022

RISA Planning Activity Grantee to Host a Workshop on Heat + Housing + Health Equity Across the Southeastern U.S.

The workshop, funded as part of a NOAA RISA planning grant to establish a regional “Heat + Housing + Health Equity Network” for the Southeastern U.S., will be held on June 23.

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