Savannah goes from hot to hotter as climate warms

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If you're a longtime resident of Savannah and you have a sneaking suspicion that summers in the Hostess City are hotter than ever, you may be right. A new city-by-city analysis by the nonprofit Climate Central indicates the average temperature of a Savannah summer day has increased by 2 degrees Fahrenheit since 1970.  The average number of days each year over 95 degrees has increased by 12 days. Kim Cobb, Georgia Power Chair, ADVANCE Professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director, Global Change Program, did not participate in the Climate Central study but does comment on the changes, and mentions that her Smart Sea Level Sensors Project, which tracks flooding vulnerability in Chatham County, wants to expand to include an urban heat island component using internet-linked thermometers. (This story also ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.)

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College of Sciences, EAS

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Environment
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College of Sciences, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, kim cobb, Savannah, summer temperatures, urban heat island, Smart Sea Level Sensors Project
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Jul 23, 2021 - 3:37pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 23, 2021 - 5:13pm