Houston: New Data On Urban Heat Island Effect

HARC in the News


By Patch

On August 7, 2020, the Houston Harris Heat Action Team (H3AT)—a collaboration between Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), the City of HoustonHarris County Public Health (HCPH), and The Nature Conservancy of Texas (TNC) – held a one-day urban heat island mapping effort with the help of 84 community scientists, and funding support

from Lowe’s and Shell. The effort was part of the 2020 Heat Watch program led by CAPA Strategies and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and it resulted in a total of 320 square miles of Houston and Harris County being mapped by local residents.


We will work with partners to target our cooling and health strategies toward these neighborhoods to better help Houstonians beat the heat.

Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston