Georgia Tech's Urban Climate Lab identifies 'hot spots' that make mercury rise in Louisville

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Five relatively small areas, covering less than one half of 1 percent of the city's surface area, are contributing an oversized share to Louisville's extra urban heat, according to new research. General Electric's Appliance Park leads Louisville's first list of surface temperature "hot spots," identified by the Urban Climate Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology as part of an urban heat study and mitigation plan under development this year. "The heat generated by these hot spots undoubtedly raises air temperatures in the region and contributes to air quality issues as well," said Brian Stone Jr., the climate lab director and a Georgia Tech associate professor of city and regional planning. "These initial results are intended to foster dialogue about the types of strategies the region should be considering."

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Brian Stone, climate change, hot spot, Kentucky, louisville, urban climate lab
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  • Created On: Jul 2, 2014 - 6:21am
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