New Heat Map of Philadelphia Reveals Impact of Local Landscape Features on Urban Heat
- The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has created a high-resolution heat map of Philadelphia, PA.
- The heat map closely resembles the actual heat people feel on a hot urban summer day.
- The data for the heat map was gathered in the summer of 2022 in collaboration with multiple partner organizations.
- The map reveals how local landscape features affect temperature and humidity in the city.
- The heat map will help city planners and local businesses make informed decisions regarding urban heat mitigation strategies.
The new high-resolution heat map of Philadelphia, created by The Nature Conservancy, provides valuable insights into the impact of local landscape features on urban heat in the city. By closely resembling the actual sensation of heat people feel on a hot summer day, the heat map offers a unique perspective on temperature and humidity variations across different areas of Philadelphia. This data will be beneficial for city planners and local businesses in implementing effective heat mitigation strategies. Understanding how landscape features influence urban heat can contribute to creating a more comfortable and sustainable urban environment.