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cool urban initiatives and synoptic climatology

Posted by larryk on July 3, 2014

We at the University of Miami’s Synoptic Climatology Laboratory have just completed a study to determine how an increase in albedo and vegetation within an urban area will contribute to a healthier city. We used a novel approach: determining whether cooling associated with these urban changes will alter the air mass type over a city from one that historically leads to negative health outcomes to one that is more benign. We did determine some important improvements. To see the manuscript, please go to this site:https://www.coolrooftoolkit.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Three-City-Heat-Health-Report-FINAL.pdf

Any comments are welcome!

Thank you, Larry Kalkstein

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