Evaluating Urban Heat Risk

Benefits

Public health officials are now using this framework to reduce vulnerabilities.

Challenge

Extreme urban heat is a leading cause of weather-related human mortality in the United States and in many countries world-wide. Vulnerability to extreme heat is amplified in large cities due to the urban heat island and socioeconomic diversity.

Solution

SIMMER - Modeling of Extreme Heat Risk

System for Integrated Modeling of Metropolitan Extreme Heat Risk (SIMMER)
SIMMER quantified the importance of characterizing urban properties in urban meteorological simulations and highlighted the role of adaptive capacity in understanding vulnerability to extreme heat. 

SIMMER quantified the importance of characterizing urban properties in urban meteorological simulations and highlighted the role of adaptive capacity in understanding vulnerability to extreme heat.