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Urban Heat Island Study

In partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and CAPA Strategies, OEQS participated in an urban heat island (UHI) mapping campaign. The purpose of this study is to identify the hotspots in Dallas and look for equitable ways to implement cooling solutions in our communities. The urban heat island data helps decision makers take actions to reduce the health impacts of extreme heat, which often targets the most vulnerable.

During the August 2023 event, City staff and approximately 70 volunteers navigated 9 routes in 3 separate time periods to collect data across 100 square miles of the City. 

The City of Dallas August 2023 UHI Study Report is available here: Link 

Additional UHI Study Resources:

Heat Watch Dallas - Interactive Map

Open Science Framework (OSF)

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OEQS anticipates mapping the rest of the City - about 282 square miles - in Summer 2024. Stay tuned for more information and we hope you will join us as volunteers again.

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