The term “heat island” refers to an area that is significantly warmer than its surroundings, generally due to human activities. The temperature difference between the heat island and surrounding areas is usually larger at night than during the day, and is most noticeable during the summer and winter. The primary cause of hotter temperatures are structures such as buildings, roads, and parking lots absorbing and re-emitting the sun’s heat more than a landscape with greenery; energy generation can add still more. With climate change causing summers to be hotter year after year, the added temperature increase within heat islands can be deadly, with a disproportionate effect on marginalized communities.
Join us on Wednesday, July 20th, from 12-1 pm to discuss heat islands and mitigation strategies in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
- Denice Wardrop, Executive Director, Chesapeake Research Consortium
- Jeremy Hoffman, David and Jane Cohn Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia
- Peggy Van Yahres, Chair, Charlottesville Tree Commission
NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here: http://chesapeake.org/crc-roundtable/
About CRC Roundtable
The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2021 in our annual report.
The lunchtime seminars will invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.