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Citizen Science Mapping of Urban Heat Islands in DC and Baltimore

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On July 17-20, 2018, NOAA-sponsored teams of scientists and volunteers will conduct a field campaign to measure and map the urban heat islands of Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C. The campaign’s two main purposes are to (1) produce very detailed maps of Baltimore’s and D.C.’s urban heat islands so that (2) residents and city officials can consider whether and how they may want to take actions to protect people and reduce the risks associated with exposure to extreme heat. 

They need your help!Are you interested in helping your neighbors beat the heat? Sign up now to help collect the data that officials can use to understand heat exposure where you live and/or work. Team organizers need to hear from you by July 10. To sign up, go to: Volunteers must have their own car, a valid driver’s license, and the ability to drive during three 1-hour periods in the morning, afternoon, and evening on a specific (hot!) day in late July.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to Hunter Jones in DC ( or Allison Gost in Baltimore ( We will be in touch prior to the event to provide additional information.

 Use the link below to sign up as a volunteer driver for the Urban Heat Island mapping campaign to take place in Baltimore (July 18) and DC (July 20).