Tiffany Christian on the Heat Island Effect

Heat stress isn't equal across American cities

Carry the Two
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Tiffany Christian on the Heat Island Effect

Show Notes

Have you noticed how summer days seem so much hotter in the city center as compared to the burbs or out in the country? Part of this is due to the “heat island effect,” where heat absorbing materials like concrete and asphalt make areas that are less green feel much hotter. As it turns out, even in big cities, not all neighborhoods are equally affected…  But why?

To help answer this question and for the rest of this mini season, we have a recurring guest joining us! Meet Carry the Two’s Statistician-in-Residence, Tiffany Christian! She’s a PhD student in the Statistics department at Northwestern University and will be leading us through some fascinating research.

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This episode was audio engineered by Tyler Damme.

Music by Blue Dot Sessions.