August 4, 2020

Join three heat experts to talk about how we map, monitor, and lessen the impacts of urban heat islands.

Women standing in front of a car that has a temperature sensor clipped to the passenger window
July 24, 2019

With specially designed sensors mounted on their own cars, volunteers in each city will drive pre-planned routes, recording heat and humidity as they go. Scientists will stitch their results into a detailed map showing the hottest parts of each city. 

Screen shot of a news broadcast about heat related deaths in the U.S. Northeast
April 11, 2019

New York City faces a growing risk of higher temperatures and more frequent and intense heat waves. The Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN), a NOAA RISA team, partnered with the health department and others to address the impacts of extreme heat on city residents.

 

October 15, 2018

Use a slider to compare satellite images of Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD, with maps of afternoon temperatures to see the hottest and coolest parts of the city on a late summer day. 

Queens heat wave
August 11, 2015

NOAA is helping the CDC build a new heat-health information system to help protect Americans from sweltering summers.