Using NASA Earth Science Datasets for National Climate Assessment Indicators: Urban Impacts of Heat Waves Associated with Climate Change

Lead PI: Dr. Alexander de Sherbinin

Unit Affiliation: Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN)

October 2013 - July 2015
Inactive
North America
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Engage urban stakeholders in a process to develop a set of vulnerability indicators that are focused on heat waves in urban areas. Elucidate for urban governments the degree to which heat waves are changing, the real-life impacts of heat waves on urban populations, and the effectiveness of adaptation actions to reduce urban temperatures.

Integrate physical, ecological, and socioeconomic information into a set of five related indicators that address vulnerability.

SPONSOR:

Battelle Memorial Institute

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$45,000

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Battelle

KEYWORDS

climate change extreme heat vulnerability climate modeling urban areas

THEMES

Restless earth