[act-ma] 7/29 - Heat Mapping Project

gmoke gmoke at world.std.com
Fri Jul 26 19:12:34 PDT 2019

Heat Mapping Poject - Need Volunteers
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS COMING MONDAY, JULY 29TH! The City of Cambridge is collaborating with the Museum of Science, Town of Brookline, and City of Boston on a citizens science urban heat project this summer. We have scheduled Monday, July 29th as the day to collect temperature and humidity data along two routes in Cambridge and we are short of volunteers.

There are two routes in Cambridge, one to the west of Harvard Square and one to the east. Each route takes about 1 hour to drive. We have cars. The Museum of Science will provide sensors to mount on the cars to collect the data.

Specifically, we need navigators for the 3:00-4:00 pm slot for the west side route and for the 6:00-7:00 am and 3:00-4:00 pm slots for the east side route. If you are able to help, please contact Sara Benson at the Museum of Science at sbenson at mos.org or John Bolduc at the Community Development Department, jbolduc at cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4628. We understand it's the workday and not possible for many people.

This data will help in 3 ways: corroborate the satellite data the City has used to map urban heat islands; provide higher resolutions readings of temperature and humidity; and provide evening temperatures that we don't currently have. The data will be used in the City's Climate Change Preparedness and Resilience Plan.

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