The Natural Areas Conservancy (NAC) published their cooling report which quantifies how much natural areas can lower temperatures in 12 municipalities across their Forests in Cities network in the US.
Purpose of the research study conducted across 12 US cities in summer 2022 was to answer the following questions:
- Does land surface temperature vary across categories of natural and landscaped land cover?
- Is the air temperature in forested natural areas cooler than under trees in landscaped areas?
- Are higher quality forested natural areas cooler than lower quality?
Here you can find the Cooling Study Methods applied by the Natural Areas Conservancy.
- Find out about the NAC’s “Forests in Cities” network & how they have been leveraging data to improve nation wide partnerships and resilience in our facilitated online meeting recording.