Turning up the heat

October 24, 2022
A photo of the Minneapolis skyline in silhouetted against a vibrant orange sunset; photo by Tony Webster
Photo of the Minneapolis skyline at sunset by Tony Webster

Extreme heat is a major public health risk that cities must prepare for as climate change continues. LAAS alumnus Jonathan Birkel and his co-authors modeled heat events in Minnesota’s urban areas. The team saw changes in both warm, dry air, and warm, humid air, both of which have implications for public health, although they produce different physiological responses in the body. Read the recent publication in Urban Climate